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State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2020)

The Quality Counts 2020 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

Quality Counts reports state grades for educational performance in three installments. The January installment provided results on the Chance-for-Success Index, one-third of a state’s overall grade. In June, Education Week published the second installment, focusing on school finance. The September publication features the K-12 Achievement Index and overall grades. A state’s overall grade is the average of its scores on the three separate indices tracked by the report.

Your Report Includes

Chance-for-Success Index (2020)
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.

School Finance Analysis (2020)
The School Finance Analysis examines both school spending and measures of financial equity, which capture the distribution of funding across districts within a state.

K-12 Achievement Index (2020)
The K-12 Achievement Index offers a detailed portrait of student achievement using 18 distinct indicators in three broad categories: current achievement, trends over time, and poverty-based disparities.

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National Highlights Report

States Educational Opportunities and Performance in the United States
January 21, 2020
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State Highlights Reports (in Alphabetical Order)

States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Alabama
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Alaska
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Arizona
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Arkansas
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in California
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Colorado
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Connecticut
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Delaware
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in the District of Columbia
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Florida
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Georgia
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Hawaii
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Idaho
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Illinois
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Indiana
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Iowa
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kansas
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kentucky
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Louisiana
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Maine
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Maryland
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Massachusetts
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Michigan
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Minnesota
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Mississippi
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Missouri
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Montana
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Nebraska
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Nevada
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Hampshire
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Jersey
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Mexico
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New York
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Carolina
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Dakota
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Ohio
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Oklahoma
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Oregon
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Pennsylvania
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Rhode Island
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in South Carolina
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in South Dakota
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Tennessee
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Texas
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Utah
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Vermont
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Virginia
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Washington
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in West Virginia
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Wisconsin
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Wyoming
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Source: EdWeek Research Center, January 2020

A version of this article appeared in the January 22, 2020 edition of Education Week.