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Map: A-F Grades, Rankings for States on School Quality

September 01, 2020 1 min read
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New Jersey and Massachusetts post the highest overall scores on the “Quality Counts 2020” final report card, earning the only B-plus grades. New Mexico is the lowest with a D-plus. The EdWeek Research Center also offers breakouts of the top-five and bottom-five states, along with the five most-improved and the five that posted the largest declines from last year’s report.

For a description of what these education indicators mean, view the grading scale and methodology.

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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.

A version of this article appeared in the September 02, 2020 edition of Education Week

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