State Highlights Reports
The Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state's performance, now including additional data on school funding and equity. Snapshots from each state’s report can be accessed using the drop-down menu below.
State Highlights Reports are available for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and compare individual state data to national data. The National Highlights Report includes the national average and data for the top and bottom states.
|Quality Counts Highlights Reports|
|National Summary Report|
About these reports:
The 22nd annual edition of Quality Counts continues Education Week’s long-standing tradition of grading the states on their performance. The overall grades for the nation and the states are the average of scores on the three separate indices tracked by the report.
Your report includes:
State Summative Grades
Chance-for-Success Index (2018)
The Chance-for-Success Index combines information from 13 indicators that span a person’s life from cradle to career in order to better understand the role of education across an individual’s lifetime.
School Finance (2018)
The School Finance Analysis examines both school spending and measures of financial equity, which capture the distribution of funding across districts within a state.
K-12 Achievement (2016)
The K-12 Achievement Index scores states based on 18 distinct achievement measures related to reading and math performance, high school graduation rates, and the results of Advanced Placement exams.
You may also like reports from previous years:
Source: Education Week Research Center, January 2018
- • See Also: "Nation Earns Mediocre Grade on School Finance in Report Card"
- • See Also: "Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card"
- • See Also: "What Can the Nation Do to Shift Schools Out of Neutral?"
- • See Also: "Five Common Traits of the Top School Systems"
- • See Also: "Five Hurdles That Keep School Systems From Improving"
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