Quality Counts 2019: Grading the States

The third and final installment of “Quality Counts 2019” offers a comprehensive report card on the nation’s K-12 system, including A-F grades and rankings for each of the states based on a wide range of academic, school finance, and socioeconomic factors.

The report, based on analysis by the Education Week Research Center, sums up how well the nation and the states do on assuring bright prospects for success over the course of a lifetime; how much they spend on schools and how fairly that money is distributed; and the outcomes reflected by indicators such as test scores and graduation rates.

To catch up on the first installment of Quality Counts 2019, click here. For the second installment, click here.


Quality Counts 2019: Grading the States

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The annual Quality Counts report card ranks states based on dozens of factors that affect the quality of state school systems, including school finance, academic achievement, and socioeconomic indicators.
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The nation's C grade on this year's final Quality Counts report card is another sign that pursuing educational progress remains slow and challenging for many states.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts

A map of this year's final state scores on the annual Quality Counts report card shows states ranging from a pair of rare B-pluses to a low of D.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts

Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on the K-12 Achievement Index in Quality Counts 2019, along with how they scored on a host of indicators that go into those rankings.
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The Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state's performance, including on school funding and equity. (National report available as well.)
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Here's a quick and easy guide to the grading scale and each of the indicators that go into making up the 50-state grades for this year's Quality Counts.
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How does the Education Week Research Center determine the grades given to states and the nation in the 2019 Quality Counts report? Learn more about the report's grading scale, methodology, and sources.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

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