Special Report
Quality Counts

Quality Counts 2020: Chance for Success

A Report Card for States and the Nation on Success Indicators
January 22, 2020
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Geography may not be destiny, but things can look very different depending on what state you live in and what the data say about your lifetime prospects. This first of three Quality Counts 2020 installments evaluates the nation and the states on 13 family, school, and socioeconomic markers from the early years and K-12, into adulthood and the working world that make up the EdWeek Research Center’s Chance-for-Success Index. It includes top-to-bottom rankings and letter grades for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with analysis about what’s working, what’s not, and how policymakers can respond. In June, the second installment of Quality Counts 2020 will focus on school finance. September’s third and final installment features the K-12 Achievement Index, and has pull together all the strands of this year’s data for final summative grades and scores on all the states and the nation.

In March 2024, Education Week announced the end of the Quality Counts report after 25 years of serving as a comprehensive K-12 education scorecard. In response to new challenges and a shifting landscape, we are refocusing our efforts on research and analysis to better serve the K-12 community. For more information, please go here for the full context or learn more about the EdWeek Research Center.