Quality Counts: The Nation Gets a ‘C’

Education Week released its 21st annual “Quality Counts” report on the state of the nation’s public schools. The conclusion? Stable achievement, with a grade of “C.”

Massachusetts was in first place for the third year in a row. Nevada is at the bottom. Ohio earned a grade of “C,” with 74.2 points, ranking 22nd,

Ohio exceeds the national average score in elementary reading, middle school math, and high school graduation. Our rank is 11th for integrating non-native English speaking children and 43rd for enrolling eligible children in kindergarten.  Here are Ohio’s general scores:

Chance for Success: C+ (78.1)

Early foundations: B (84.4) School years: C (75.0) Adult outcomes: C (75.9)

K-12 Achievement: C- (70.7)

Status: C- (69.8) Change: D (65.9) Equity: B- (80.9)

School Finance: C (73.8)

Equity: B (83.3) Spending: D (64.4)

Quality Counts grades the states and the nation on educational performance across a range of key indicators, issuing overall A-F grades based on a traditional 100-point scale.