The Quality Counts 2021 Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state’s performance. Snapshots from each state’s report can be accessed 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 (2021)
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 (2021)
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 (2021)
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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