Arkansas Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 43rd in Nation
An Education Week State Highlight Report
The 22nd annual edition of Quality Counts continues Education Week’s long-standing tradition of grading the states on their performance. A state’s overall grade is the average of its scores on the three separate indices tracked by the report.
This year, Arkansas finishes 43rd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an overall score of 70.0 out of 100 points and a grade of C-minus. The nation as a whole posts a grade of C.
Diving into the findings for the three graded indices, Arkansas earns a C-minus in the Chance-for-Success category and ranks 46th. The average state earns a C-plus. In School Finance, Arkansas receives a C-minus and ranks 27th. For the K-12 Achievement Index, last updated in the 2016 report, it finishes 41st with a grade of D. The average state earns grades of C and C-minus in School Finance and K-12 Achievement, respectively.
Arkansas’s 2018 Highlights Report includes summarized results based on each of the nearly-40 indicators that make up Quality Counts’ overall grading rubric.
Vol. 37, Issue 17