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State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2018)

The Quality Counts 2018 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 22nd 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.

Your Report Includes

State Summative Grades

Chance-for-Success Index (2018)
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 (2018)
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 (2018)
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.

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National Highlights Report

School & District Management Nation Earns a C on Quality Counts Report Card
January 17, 2018
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State Highlights Reports (in Alphabetical Order)

School & District Management Alaska Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 29th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Colorado Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 25th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Florida Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 26th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Georgia Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 30th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Hawaii Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 23rd in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Indiana Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 22nd in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Iowa Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 19th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Kansas Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 24th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Maryland Earns a B on State Report Card, Ranks Fifth in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Michigan Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 33rd in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Missouri Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 34th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Montana Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 28th in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Nevada Earns a D on State Report Card, Ranks 51st in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Ohio Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 21st in Nation
January 17, 2018
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Education Texas Earns a C-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 41st in Nation
January 17, 2018
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School & District Management Utah Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 31st in Nation
January 17, 2018
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Source: Education Week Research Center, September 2018