Quality Counts 2017: Building on ESSA's K-12 Foundation Measured Progress

Quality Counts 2017: State Report Cards Map

Select a state in the map or sorted list to view details and data. What do these indicators mean?

Overall Grades & Scores (2017)

B
86.5
B
85.6
B
83.8
B
83.4
B
82.8
B
82.7
B-
80.3
B-
80.2
B-
79.8
C+
79.4
C+
79.3
C+
78.9
C+
78.7
C+
78.3
C+
77.0
C+
76.8
C
76.4
C
76.2
C
76.0
C
75.0
C
74.7
C
74.2
C
74.2
C
74.1
C
73.9
C
73.8
C
73.8
C
72.8
C
72.6
C
72.5
C-
72.4
C-
72.1
C-
72.0
C-
71.6
C-
71.4
C-
71.3
C-
70.9
C-
70.6
C-
70.5
C-
70.5
C-
70.4
C-
70.2
C-
69.9
C-
69.8
D+
68.6
D+
68.5
D+
68.3
D+
68.3
D+
67.6
D
66.3
D
65.8
D
65.0
The Grading Scale:  
  A+ to A-  
  B+ to B -  
  C+ to C-  
  D+ to D-  
  F    
  N/A
U.S. Score = C (74.2)

Chance for Success (2017)

A-
91.0
A-
90.3
B+
87.8
B+
87.4
B+
86.8
B
86.0
B
85.4
B
84.9
B
84.5
B
84.3
B
83.0
B
82.7
B
82.6
B-
81.7
B-
81.4
B-
81.3
B-
80.7
B-
80.4
B-
80.3
B-
80.3
B-
80.2
B-
80.1
B-
79.8
C+
79.4
C+
79.1
C+
79.0
C+
78.6
C+
78.4
C+
78.1
C+
78.0
C+
77.6
C+
76.9
C
75.4
C
75.3
C
75.1
C
75.1
C
75.1
C
74.6
C
74.5
C
73.9
C
73.7
C
73.4
C
73.3
C
72.9
C
72.9
C-
71.9
C-
71.6
C-
70.6
C-
70.0
C-
69.7
D+
67.2
D
66.4
The Grading Scale:  
  A+ to A-  
  B+ to B -  
  C+ to C-  
  D+ to D-  
  F    
  N/A
U.S. Chance-for-Success Score = C+ (77.6)

K-12 Achievement (2016)

MA
B
85.2
NJ
B-
81.0
NH
C+
79.4
VT
C+
78.8
MD
C+
76.8
MN
C
75.9
VA
C
75.8
IN
C
75.3
WI
C
74.6
PA
C
74.6
FL
C
73.9
CT
C
73.3
WA
C
73.2
UT
C
73.2
ME
C-
72.4
KY
C-
72.3
TN
C-
72.0
CO
C-
71.8
NE
C-
71.6
IL
C-
71.2
WY
C-
71.2
GA
C-
71.2
RI
C-
71.0
US
C-
71.0
TX
C-
70.9
OH
C-
70.7
AZ
C-
70.7
NY
C-
70.6
MT
C-
70.5
IA
C-
70.3
CA
D+
69.3
ID
D+
69.2
HI
D+
69.0
NC
D+
69.0
ND
D+
68.1
DE
D+
67.9
MO
D+
67.6
OR
D
66.4
NV
D
66.2
OK
D
66.1
KS
D
66.0
AR
D
66.0
AK
D
65.6
MI
D
65.6
SD
D
65.2
AL
D
64.6
SC
D
64.4
DC
D
63.1
WV
D
62.8
LA
D
62.8
NM
D-
61.8
MS
D-
60.0
The Grading Scale:  
  A+ to A-  
  B+ to B -  
  C+ to C-  
  D+ to D-  
  F    
  N/A
U.S. K-12-Achievement Score = C- (71.0)

School Finance (2017)

A-
89.5
B+
88.7
B+
88.1
B+
87.4
B+
86.6
B
86.3
B
85.9
B
84.5
B
83.5
B
83.2
B
82.8
B-
81.7
B-
81.1
B-
80.5
C+
79.5
C+
79.1
C+
76.9
C
75.9
C
74.8
C
74.6
C
73.9
C
73.8
C
73.6
C
73.1
C
72.7
C
72.7
C-
72.0
C-
71.9
C-
71.7
C-
71.7
C-
70.8
C-
70.6
C-
70.4
C-
70.3
C-
69.5
D+
69.0
D+
68.5
D+
68.5
D+
67.7
D+
67.2
D+
67.1
D+
67.1
D+
66.9
D
66.0
D
65.9
D
65.4
D-
62.3
D-
61.6
D-
61.4
F
58.9
NA
NA
The Grading Scale:  
  A+ to A-  
  B+ to B -  
  C+ to C-  
  D+ to D-  
  F    
  N/A
U.S. School-Finance Score = C (73.9)
Select a state above to view details.

Alabama

D+ (68.5)

Chance for Success: C- (71.9)

Early foundations: B- (79.7)
School years: D+ (66.9)
Adult outcomes: C- (71.5)

K-12 Achievement: D (64.6)

Status: F (45.1)
Change: C- (70.2)
Equity: B+ (88.9)

School Finance: D+ (69)

Equity: B+ (87.8)
Spending: F (50.1)

Alaska

C (73.9)

Chance for Success: C (73.3)

Early foundations: B- (82.4)
School years: D (65.9)
Adult outcomes: C (75.9)

K-12 Achievement: D (65.6)

Status: F (58.1)
Change: D (64.5)
Equity: B- (80.7)

School Finance: B (82.8)

Equity: C (74.1)
Spending: A- (91.5)

Arizona

D+ (68.6)

Chance for Success: C (72.9)

Early foundations: C+ (76.8)
School years: C- (69.9)
Adult outcomes: C (73.8)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.7)

Status: D- (60.0)
Change: C (74.2)
Equity: B (83.4)

School Finance: D- (62.3)

Equity: B (84.5)
Spending: F (40.1)

Arkansas

C- (69.8)

Chance for Success: C- (71.6)

Early foundations: C (75.5)
School years: C- (70.6)
Adult outcomes: D+ (68.5)

K-12 Achievement: D (66.0)

Status: F (53.4)
Change: D+ (66.9)
Equity: B (86.4)

School Finance: C- (71.7)

Equity: B (85.6)
Spending: F (57.7)

California

C- (69.9)

Chance for Success: C (73.4)

Early foundations: C (73.2)
School years: C- (72.3)
Adult outcomes: C (75.8)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (69.3)

Status: F (58.9)
Change: C (73.5)
Equity: B- (80.0)

School Finance: D+ (67.2)

Equity: B+ (88.0)
Spending: F (46.3)

Colorado

C (73.8)

Chance for Success: B (82.6)

Early foundations: B+ (88.8)
School years: C+ (78.0)
Adult outcomes: B (83.5)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.8)

Status: C (74.1)
Change: D (66.2)
Equity: C+ (77.7)

School Finance: D+ (67.1)

Equity: B+ (87.1)
Spending: F (47.1)

Connecticut

B (82.7)

Chance for Success: B+ (87.4)

Early foundations: A- (91.9)
School years: B (85.3)
Adult outcomes: B (85.8)

K-12 Achievement: C (73.3)

Status: C+ (78.1)
Change: D (66.4)
Equity: C+ (76.8)

School Finance: B+ (87.4)

Equity: B (84.6)
Spending: A- (90.2)

Delaware

C (76.2)

Chance for Success: C+ (79.0)

Early foundations: B (82.8)
School years: C (76.0)
Adult outcomes: B- (79.8)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (67.9)

Status: D- (61.7)
Change: D- (62.5)
Equity: B+ (88.2)

School Finance: B- (81.7)

Equity: B (85.2)
Spending: C+ (78.3)

District of Columbia

C- (72.4)

Chance for Success: B- (81.7)

Early foundations: C+ (78.2)
School years: C (75.4)
Adult outcomes: A (99.1)

K-12 Achievement: D (63.1)

Status: F (47.1)
Change: B (86.5)
Equity: F (50.0)

School Finance: NA 

Equity: NA 
Spending: A- (91.6)

Florida

C (72.5)

Chance for Success: C (75.1)

Early foundations: C+ (78.3)
School years: C (74.4)
Adult outcomes: C- (72.5)

K-12 Achievement: C (73.9)

Status: D (64.4)
Change: C (73.4)
Equity: A- (91.4)

School Finance: D+ (68.5)

Equity: A- (91.9)
Spending: F (45.2)

Georgia

C- (71.6)

Chance for Success: C (75.1)

Early foundations: C+ (79.3)
School years: C- (72.3)
Adult outcomes: C (75.3)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.2)

Status: D- (61.7)
Change: C (74.2)
Equity: B- (82.4)

School Finance: D+ (68.5)

Equity: B (84.7)
Spending: F (52.4)

Hawaii

C (73.8)

Chance for Success: C+ (78.6)

Early foundations: B+ (87.9)
School years: C- (71.2)
Adult outcomes: B- (81.2)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (69.0)

Status: F (55.1)
Change: C (73.8)
Equity: B (85.2)

School Finance: NA 

Equity: NA 
Spending: B- (81.6)

Idaho

D+ (67.6)

Chance for Success: C (74.5)

Early foundations: B (85.4)
School years: D+ (69.2)
Adult outcomes: C- (70.6)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (69.2)

Status: D (63.2)
Change: D (65.2)
Equity: B+ (86.7)

School Finance: F (58.9)

Equity: C+ (77.5)
Spending: F (40.4)

Illinois

C+ (77.0)

Chance for Success: B- (80.2)

Early foundations: B (83.9)
School years: C+ (77.7)
Adult outcomes: B- (80.2)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.2)

Status: D+ (67.1)
Change: D (66.3)
Equity: B+ (87.1)

School Finance: C+ (79.5)

Equity: B- (81.5)
Spending: C+ (77.5)

Indiana

C (74.7)

Chance for Success: C+ (78.0)

Early foundations: B (83.4)
School years: C (76.4)
Adult outcomes: C (73.9)

K-12 Achievement: C (75.3)

Status: C- (71.9)
Change: C- (71.1)
Equity: B+ (88.4)

School Finance: C- (70.8)

Equity: B+ (88.4)
Spending: F (53.2)

Iowa

C (76.4)

Chance for Success: B (84.3)

Early foundations: A- (91.9)
School years: B- (81.2)
Adult outcomes: B- (80.2)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.3)

Status: D+ (69.1)
Change: D (63.8)
Equity: B (83.6)

School Finance: C (74.6)

Equity: A- (89.8)
Spending: F (59.3)

Kansas

C (72.8)

Chance for Success: B- (80.4)

Early foundations: B+ (88.2)
School years: C (75.4)
Adult outcomes: B- (79.8)

K-12 Achievement: D (66.0)

Status: D (63.4)
Change: D- (60.1)
Equity: B- (81.0)

School Finance: C- (72.0)

Equity: B (86.2)
Spending: F (57.8)

Kentucky

C (72.6)

Chance for Success: C (75.1)

Early foundations: B- (80.3)
School years: C (73.4)
Adult outcomes: C- (71.7)

K-12 Achievement: C- (72.3)

Status: D (65.1)
Change: C- (71.2)
Equity: B+ (86.6)

School Finance: C- (70.3)

Equity: A- (89.8)
Spending: F (50.9)

Louisiana

D+ (68.3)

Chance for Success: C- (70.6)

Early foundations: C+ (76.6)
School years: D (66.3)
Adult outcomes: C- (71.1)

K-12 Achievement: D (62.8)

Status: F (43.4)
Change: D (65.9)
Equity: A- (91.3)

School Finance: C- (71.7)

Equity: B (82.6)
Spending: D- (60.8)

Maine

C+ (78.7)

Chance for Success: B- (80.1)

Early foundations: A- (91.2)
School years: C (75.3)
Adult outcomes: C (74.9)

K-12 Achievement: C- (72.4)

Status: C- (69.9)
Change: D (66.5)
Equity: B+ (87.0)

School Finance: B (83.5)

Equity: B (82.7)
Spending: B (84.2)

Maryland

B (82.8)

Chance for Success: B (84.9)

Early foundations: A- (90.8)
School years: C+ (79.4)
Adult outcomes: B+ (88.1)

K-12 Achievement: C+ (76.8)

Status: C+ (77.5)
Change: C (74.3)
Equity: B- (80.0)

School Finance: B+ (86.6)

Equity: B+ (89.1)
Spending: B (84.2)

Massachusetts

B (86.5)

Chance for Success: A- (91.0)

Early foundations: A- (91.5)
School years: A- (92.1)
Adult outcomes: B+ (88.1)

K-12 Achievement: B (85.2)

Status: A (94.8)
Change: C+ (77.9)
Equity: B- (81.1)

School Finance: B (83.2)

Equity: B- (82.4)
Spending: B (84.0)

Michigan

C- (71.4)

Chance for Success: C (75.4)

Early foundations: B (83.8)
School years: C- (70.4)
Adult outcomes: C (74.3)

K-12 Achievement: D (65.6)

Status: F (58.1)
Change: D- (60.6)
Equity: B+ (87.1)

School Finance: C (73.1)

Equity: B (86.2)
Spending: D- (60.0)

Minnesota

C+ (79.3)

Chance for Success: B (86.0)

Early foundations: A (94.4)
School years: B- (80.6)
Adult outcomes: B (85.5)

K-12 Achievement: C (75.9)

Status: B (82.6)
Change: D+ (68.4)
Equity: C+ (77.2)

School Finance: C (75.9)

Equity: B+ (87.4)
Spending: D (64.4)

Mississippi

D (65.8)

Chance for Success: C- (69.7)

Early foundations: C (74.5)
School years: D+ (67.4)
Adult outcomes: D+ (67.7)

K-12 Achievement: D- (60.0)

Status: F (41.7)
Change: D (65.8)
Equity: B- (82.0)

School Finance: D+ (67.7)

Equity: B+ (87.1)
Spending: F (48.3)

Missouri

C- (72.1)

Chance for Success: C+ (78.4)

Early foundations: B (86.3)
School years: C (74.5)
Adult outcomes: C (75.8)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (67.6)

Status: D (63.0)
Change: D (63.0)
Equity: B (83.5)

School Finance: C- (70.4)

Equity: B+ (86.8)
Spending: F (54.0)

Montana

C (74.1)

Chance for Success: C+ (79.1)

Early foundations: A- (91.0)
School years: C (73.2)
Adult outcomes: C (74.9)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.5)

Status: D+ (67.4)
Change: D (62.6)
Equity: A- (89.8)

School Finance: C (72.7)

Equity: B- (81.2)
Spending: D (64.2)

Nebraska

C (76.0)

Chance for Success: B (82.7)

Early foundations: A- (90.9)
School years: C+ (78.1)
Adult outcomes: B- (81.1)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.6)

Status: C- (69.6)
Change: D+ (68.2)
Equity: B- (81.1)

School Finance: C (73.6)

Equity: B- (81.1)
Spending: D (66.0)

Nevada

D (65.0)

Chance for Success: D+ (67.2)

Early foundations: C (72.7)
School years: D (63.2)
Adult outcomes: D+ (67.9)

K-12 Achievement: D (66.2)

Status: F (51.3)
Change: D+ (67.9)
Equity: B+ (89.4)

School Finance: D- (61.6)

Equity: B (83.1)
Spending: F (45.6)

New Hampshire

B (83.4)

Chance for Success: A- (90.3)

Early foundations: A (98.8)
School years: B+ (87.1)
Adult outcomes: B (85.4)

K-12 Achievement: C+ (79.4)

Status: B- (82.3)
Change: C- (72.1)
Equity: B+ (87.1)

School Finance: B- (80.5)

Equity: C+ (77.8)
Spending: B (83.2)

New Jersey

B (85.6)

Chance for Success: B+ (87.8)

Early foundations: B+ (88.9)
School years: B+ (88.5)
Adult outcomes: B (84.7)

K-12 Achievement: B- (81.0)

Status: B (86.3)
Change: C (76.2)
Equity: B- (80.4)

School Finance: B+ (88.1)

Equity: B (83.2)
Spending: A (93.0)

New Mexico

D (66.3)

Chance for Success: D (66.4)

Early foundations: C- (71.3)
School years: D- (61.8)
Adult outcomes: D+ (68.9)

K-12 Achievement: D- (61.8)

Status: F (42.5)
Change: D (66.0)
Equity: B+ (88.4)

School Finance: C- (70.6)

Equity: B+ (86.9)
Spending: F (54.2)

New York

B- (79.8)

Chance for Success: B- (80.3)

Early foundations: B- (81.4)
School years: C+ (78.7)
Adult outcomes: B- (82.1)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.6)

Status: D (65.8)
Change: D (63.0)
Equity: A- (92.2)

School Finance: B+ (88.7)

Equity: B (84.6)
Spending: A (92.7)

North Carolina

C- (70.5)

Chance for Success: C+ (76.9)

Early foundations: B- (80.8)
School years: C (75.3)
Adult outcomes: C (74.9)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (69.0)

Status: D+ (68.0)
Change: D (63.5)
Equity: B- (80.4)

School Finance: D (65.4)

Equity: B+ (87.2)
Spending: F (43.6)

North Dakota

C+ (76.8)

Chance for Success: B (85.4)

Early foundations: A (98.2)
School years: C (76.1)
Adult outcomes: B+ (86.9)

K-12 Achievement: D+ (68.1)

Status: D (66.0)
Change: D- (60.8)
Equity: B (84.4)

School Finance: C+ (76.9)

Equity: B (85.2)
Spending: D+ (68.5)

Ohio

C (74.2)

Chance for Success: C+ (78.1)

Early foundations: B (84.4)
School years: C (75.0)
Adult outcomes: C (75.9)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.7)

Status: C- (69.8)
Change: D (65.9)
Equity: B- (80.9)

School Finance: C (73.8)

Equity: B (83.3)
Spending: D (64.4)

Oklahoma

D+ (68.3)

Chance for Success: C (72.9)

Early foundations: C+ (79.4)
School years: D+ (68.4)
Adult outcomes: C (73.4)

K-12 Achievement: D (66.1)

Status: F (52.8)
Change: D (64.8)
Equity: A- (91.6)

School Finance: D (66.0)

Equity: B+ (88.7)
Spending: F (43.4)

Oregon

C- (70.4)

Chance for Success: C (75.3)

Early foundations: B- (82.4)
School years: C- (70.9)
Adult outcomes: C (74.6)

K-12 Achievement: D (66.4)

Status: D- (62.2)
Change: D (63.5)
Equity: C+ (79.0)

School Finance: C- (69.5)

Equity: B+ (87.2)
Spending: F (51.8)

Pennsylvania

B- (80.2)

Chance for Success: B- (81.4)

Early foundations: B+ (87.2)
School years: C+ (78.5)
Adult outcomes: C+ (79.2)

K-12 Achievement: C (74.6)

Status: C (73.3)
Change: C- (71.7)
Equity: B- (81.8)

School Finance: B (84.5)

Equity: B (84.5)
Spending: B (84.5)

Rhode Island

C+ (79.4)

Chance for Success: B- (80.7)

Early foundations: B (83.3)
School years: C+ (79)
Adult outcomes: B- (80.7)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.0)

Status: D (63.1)
Change: C- (70.7)
Equity: B (85.3)

School Finance: B (86.3)

Equity: B (86.1)
Spending: B+ (86.6)

South Carolina

C- (70.6)

Chance for Success: C (74.6)

Early foundations: B- (81.0)
School years: C- (71.3)
Adult outcomes: C- (72.5)

K-12 Achievement: D (64.4)

Status: F (56.6)
Change: D (63.6)
Equity: B- (79.6)

School Finance: C (72.7)

Equity: B (84.5)
Spending: D- (60.9)

South Dakota

C- (70.5)

Chance for Success: C+ (79.4)

Early foundations: A- (91.4)
School years: C- (72.2)
Adult outcomes: C+ (77.8)

K-12 Achievement: D (65.2)

Status: D- (62.5)
Change: F (57.6)
Equity: B (83.1)

School Finance: D+ (67.1)

Equity: B (84.9)
Spending: F (49.3)

Tennessee

C- (70.9)

Chance for Success: C (73.7)

Early foundations: C+ (79.4)
School years: C- (70.8)
Adult outcomes: C- (71.9)

K-12 Achievement: C- (72.0)

Status: D- (60.4)
Change: C+ (77.3)
Equity: B (83.3)

School Finance: D+ (66.9)

Equity: B+ (89.3)
Spending: F (44.5)

Texas

C- (70.2)

Chance for Success: C (73.9)

Early foundations: C (74.6)
School years: C- (72.3)
Adult outcomes: C (75.9)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.9)

Status: D (64.3)
Change: D+ (69.3)
Equity: B (85.4)

School Finance: D (65.9)

Equity: B (85.4)
Spending: F (46.3)

Utah

C- (72.0)

Chance for Success: B- (81.3)

Early foundations: A- (89.9)
School years: C+ (77.4)
Adult outcomes: C+ (77.5)

K-12 Achievement: C (73.2)

Status: C- (71.0)
Change: D+ (67.6)
Equity: B+ (86.7)

School Finance: D- (61.4)

Equity: B (84.7)
Spending: F (38.1)

Vermont

B (83.8)

Chance for Success: B+ (86.8)

Early foundations: A (93.2)
School years: B (85.3)
Adult outcomes: B- (81.0)

K-12 Achievement: C+ (78.8)

Status: B- (81.5)
Change: C- (70.4)
Equity: B+ (88.6)

School Finance: B (85.9)

Equity: C+ (76.7)
Spending: A (95.0)

Virginia

C+ (78.3)

Chance for Success: B (84.5)

Early foundations: A- (90.1)
School years: B- (80.7)
Adult outcomes: B (84.5)

K-12 Achievement: C (75.8)

Status: B- (79.8)
Change: C- (70.5)
Equity: C+ (77.9)

School Finance: C (74.8)

Equity: B (84.6)
Spending: D (64.9)

Washington

C (75.0)

Chance for Success: B- (79.8)

Early foundations: B (85.3)
School years: C (75.3)
Adult outcomes: B- (81.6)

K-12 Achievement: C (73.2)

Status: C (74.7)
Change: C- (70.9)
Equity: C (74.6)

School Finance: C- (71.9)

Equity: B+ (88.3)
Spending: F (55.5)

West Virginia

C- (71.3)

Chance for Success: C- (70.0)

Early foundations: C+ (77.6)
School years: D (66.2)
Adult outcomes: D+ (67.5)

K-12 Achievement: D (62.8)

Status: F (49.5)
Change: D- (60.1)
Equity: A- (91.0)

School Finance: B- (81.1)

Equity: A- (90.0)
Spending: C- (72.3)

Wisconsin

C+ (78.9)

Chance for Success: B (83.0)

Early foundations: A- (90.3)
School years: B- (79.9)
Adult outcomes: B- (79.7)

K-12 Achievement: C (74.6)

Status: C+ (76.7)
Change: C- (69.9)
Equity: C+ (79.2)

School Finance: C+ (79.1)

Equity: B+ (89.2)
Spending: D+ (69.0)

Wyoming

B- (80.3)

Chance for Success: B- (80.3)

Early foundations: B+ (89.4)
School years: C (74.5)
Adult outcomes: B- (79.6)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.2)

Status: D (66.4)
Change: D (65.3)
Equity: A- (89.7)

School Finance: A- (89.5)

Equity: B+ (87.7)
Spending: A- (91.4)

U.S.

C (74.2)

Chance for Success: C+ (77.6)

Early foundations: B- (81.6)
School years: C (75.0)
Adult outcomes: C+ (77.5)

K-12 Achievement: C- (71.0)

Status: D (65.8)
Change: D+ (69.1)
Equity: B (83.5)

School Finance: C (73.9)

Equity: B (85.3)
Spending: D (62.5)

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*The District of Columbia and Hawaii are single-district jurisdictions. As a result, it is not possible to calculate measures of financial equity, which capture the distribution of funding across districts within a state. The District of Columbia and Hawaii do not receive grades for school finance.

When sorted by score, states are ordered based on unrounded values; in the case of exact ties, states are listed in alphabetical order.

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