Massachusetts and New Jersey post the only grades of B for K-12 achievement. At the other end of the spectrum, Alaska and New Mexico receive the lowest grades, each getting a D-minus.
Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on the K-12 Achievement Index in Quality Counts 2020, along with how they scored on a host of indicators that go into those rankings.
For a description of what these education indicators mean, view the grading scale and methodology.
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A version of this article appeared in the September 02, 2020 edition of Education Week