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Quality Counts

Quality Counts 2021: Grading the States

September 1, 2021
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As students and educators head back for another pandemic-disrupted school year, the third and final edition of Quality Counts 2021 provides a broad perspective on the nation’s K-12 system, with summative grades and scores for the U.S. and each state on a range of academic, financial, and socioeconomic indicators that underlie student achievement and long-term prospects for success.

The report also includes exclusive EdWeek Research Center analysis of how households of school-age children are faring during the pandemic on key factors affecting student learning based on nationwide U.S. Census Bureau surveys conducted as the most-recent school year came to a close.

To catch up on the first installment of Quality Counts 2021 (“Chance for Success”) click here. For the second installment (“School Finance”) click here.