Quality Counts 2019: Chance for Success

A Report Card for States and the Nation on Success Indicators

Which states do the best job in assuring bright prospects for success over the course of a lifetime? This, the first of three Quality Counts 2019 installments, aims to answer that question based on a broad basket of family, school, and socioeconomic indicators that make up the Education Week Research Center’s Chance-For-Success Index. Featuring national and state-by-state scores and grades, the Chance-for-Success Index is the leadoff report in Quality Counts’ annual ranking of the nation’s schools. June’s second installment focuses on the school finance and the role that funding levels and equity play in educational quality. In September, Quality Counts will feature the K-12 Achievement Index, looking at graduation rates, academic scores, and other indicators. And the September report will also unveil the annual summative grades and scores, marking 23 years of this flagship exercise in school accountability.

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A host of factors affect a person’s prospect of positive outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Here’s why some of these key indicators matter so much.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week

Here's how states and the nation score on a wide swath of family, school, and bread-and-butter indicators that affect conditions for success—and a scorecard for who's on top and who lags behind.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on the Chance-for-Success Index in Quality Counts 2019, along with how they scored on a host of socioeconomic and other indicators that go into those rankings.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

The Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state's performance on K-12 Achievement, School Finance and on all 13 indicators from the Chance-for-Success Index. (National report available as well.)
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

When it comes to setting a child up for success in America, place matters more than ever, at least when it comes to crucial education and socioeconomic factors.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

No one likes the idea that where you live sets your future. But there's division over just how education can help break that link.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

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 – Education Week

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