Connecticut Schools Rank Third in Nation, According to Education Week
Education Week has graded the schools in the country, and Connecticut is among the top three earning at "B", a score of 84.1 in the “Quality Counts 2020” final report card.
New Jersey came in the top spot with a B+ (87.3) and Massachusetts a close second at 86.7, also earning a B+ grade.
New Mexico is the lowest with a D-plus.
View complete ranking by state HERE.
According to Education Week, "The overall A-F letter grades in Quality Counts 2020 are based on the average of scores on a traditional 100-point scale for three custom indices developed by the EdWeek Research Center: Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement, and School Finance. Each category carries equal weight in the grading. The overall grades incorporate the most recent information available for all three categories that make up Quality Counts’ full report-card framework and reflect original analyses of federal data for 39 distinct indicators."
The EdWeek Research Center also offers breakouts of the top-five and bottom-five states, along with the five most-improved and the five that posted the largest declines from last year’s report.
For a description of what these education indicators mean, view the grading scale and methodology.
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