The 21st annual edition ofQuality CountscontinuesEducation 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.
TheChance-for-Success Indexcombines 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.
TheSchool Finance Analysisexamines both school spending and measures of financial equity, which capture the distribution of funding across districts within a state.
TheK-12 Achievement Indexscores states based on 18 distinct achievement measures related to reading and math performance, high school graduation rates, and the results of Advanced Placement exams.