Schooling in the States: A Fiscal and Demographic Profile
Copyright 1988, Editorial Part of an annual series that will attempt to monitor the dimensions of the educational system and assess the quality of its accomplishments, the initial report emphasizes demographic and fiscal background information bearing on the states' investment in schooling.
The indicators are intended, the chiefs said in releasing them last November, to enable the states to compare their status and progress with others facing similar circumstances. Though some of the information was previously available, the chiefs offered new groupings of "like" states to make comparisons among them fairer.
Comparative indicators of student outcomes are not likely to be available until 1991, since that information would be derived from the expansion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, proposals for which are still under discussion.
Comparative Wealth: Gross State Products Per School-Age Child, 1986|
High Relative Wealth Moderately High Relative Wealth Moderate Realtive Wealth
Alaska$173,445 Hawaii96,358 Washington82,697
Nevada115,033 Delaware95,018 Georgia82,522
Connecticut113,995 Maryland93,862 Rhode Island82,329
Wyoming111,856 Virginia91,992 Kansas81,255
New York111,856 Florida91,909 Pennsylvania81,023
Massachusetts109,580 Illinois89,639 North Carolina79,175
California106,041 Minnesota86,031 Ohio77,225
New Jersey103,564 New Hampshire84,721 Louisiana77,137
Colorado101,654 Arizona83,790 Nebraska76,943
Texas99,300 Missouri83,554 Oklahoma75,178
SOURCE: Council of Chief State School Officers
Moderately Low Relative Wealth Low Relative Wealth
Wisconsin74,897 South Carolina63,460
Indiana71,231 West Virginia57,894
New Mexico68,987 South Dakota56,352
North Dakota67,544 Idaho52,829
Iowa66,099 Virgin Islands--
Kentucky65,980 District of Columbia--