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.
Your report includes:
State Summative Grades
Chance-for-Success Index (2017)
School Finance (2017)
K-12 Achievement (2016)
You may also like reports from previous years:
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.