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Quality Counts 2017: State and National Highlights Reports

The Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state’s performance. Snapshots from each state’s report can be accessed using the drop-down menu below.

State Highlights Reports are available for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and compare individual state data to national data. The National Highlights Report includes the national average and data for the top and bottom states.

About These Reports

The 21st annual edition of Quality Counts continues Education Week’s long-standing tradition of grading the states on their performance. The overall grades for the nation and the states are the average of scores on the three separate indices tracked by the report.

The Chance-for-Success Index combines information from 13 indicators that span a person’s life from cradle to career in order to better understand the role of education across an individual’s lifetime.

The School Finance Analysis examines both school spending and measures of financial equity, which capture the distribution of funding across districts within a state.

The K-12 Achievement Index scores states based on 18 distinct achievement measures related to reading and math performance, high school graduation rates, and the results of Advanced Placement exams.

Your Report Includes

State Summative Grades

Chance-for-Success Index (2017)

School Finance (2017)

K-12 Achievement (2016)

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National Highlights Report

Education Nation Earns a C on Quality Counts Report Card
December 30, 2016
4 min read

State Highlights Reports (in Alphabetical Order)

Education Alabama Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 45th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Alaska Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 24th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Arizona Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 44th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Arkansas Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 43rd in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education California Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 42nd in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Colorado Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 26th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Connecticut Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks Sixth in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Delaware Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 18th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education District of Columbia Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 30th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Florida Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 29th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Georgia Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 33rd in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Hawaii Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 25th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Idaho Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 48th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Illinois Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 15th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Indiana Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 21st in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Iowa Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 17th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Kansas Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 27th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Kentucky Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 28th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Louisiana Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 46th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Maine Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 13th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Maryland Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks Fifth in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Massachusetts Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks First in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Michigan Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 34th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Minnesota Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 11th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Mississippi Earns a D on State Report Card, Ranks 50th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Missouri Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 31st in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Montana Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 23rd in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Nebraska Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 19th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Nevada Earns a D on State Report Card, Ranks 51st in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education New Hampshire Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks Fourth in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education New Jersey Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks Second in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education New Mexico Earns a D on State Report Card, Ranks 49th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education New York Earns a B-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks Ninth in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education North Carolina Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 39th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education North Dakota Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 16th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Ohio Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 22nd in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Oklahoma Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 47th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Oregon Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 40th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Pennsylvania Earns a B-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks Eighth in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Rhode Island Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks Tenth in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education South Carolina Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 37th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education South Dakota Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 38th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Tennessee Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 36th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Texas Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 41st in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Utah Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 32nd in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Vermont Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks Third in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Virginia Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 14th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Washington Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 20th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education West Virginia Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 35th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Wisconsin Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 12th in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read
Education Wyoming Earns a B-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks Seventh in Nation
December 30, 2016
3 min read

Source: Education Week Research Center

January 2017