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Quality Counts 2001: A Better BalanceIndicators

Resources: Equity

Overview | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3
How We Graded | Sources & Notes | Interpretation

NOTE: States are ranked by number grade to the nearest decimal; ties are ranked alphabetically.
1Hawaii has a single statewide district. 2Figures adjusted to reflect regional cost differences and weighted for student needs. Students in poverty equal 1.2 and students in special education needs equal 2.3. 3Data on special education student enrollment, used to adjust spending figures, are missing for these states.

STATE
50% of grade
  Overall grade for equity State equalization effort (1997)
Overall score Targeting score State share of funding
Hawaii A 100 97.4% 0.000 97.4%
Utah B+ 89 84.0% -0.256 66.9%
Nevada B 86 76.0% -0.141 66.7%
New Mexico B 84 83.8% 0.000 83.8%
Oklahoma B 83 74.8% -0.135 65.9%
Texas B- 81 68.6% -0.473 46.6%
Arkansas B- 80 81.1% -0.244 65.1%
Delaware B- 80 77.5% -0.128 68.7%
Kansas B- 80 73.4% -0.246 58.9%
Washington C+ 79 75.7% -0.062 71.3%
West Virginia C+ 79 75.3% -0.101 68.4%
California C+ 78 69.9% -0.097 63.7%
Florida C+ 78 78.8% -0.493 52.8%
Idaho C+ 78 82.6% -0.235 66.9%
Kentucky3 C+ 78 74.6% -0.090 68.4%
Colorado C+ 77 67.4% -0.474 45.7%
Iowa C+ 77 59.4% -0.113 53.3%
Minnesota C 76 76.4% -0.337 57.1%
Alaska C 75 73.4% -0.044 70.2%
Georgia C 75 71.3% -0.216 58.7%
South Carolina C 75 69.0% -0.205 57.2%
Wisconsin C 75 66.7% -0.160 57.5%
Alabama C 74 71.8% -0.034 69.5%
North Carolina C 74 67.9% -0.010 67.2%
Wyoming C 74 56.9% -0.093 52.1%
Louisiana C 73 64.0% -0.109 57.7%
Massachusetts C 73 56.7% -0.244 45.6%
Michigan C- 72 70.7% 0.000 70.7%
Oregon C- 72 64.1% -0.144 56.0%
Mississippi C- 71 68.1% -0.068 63.8%
South Dakota C- 70 48.6% -0.232 39.4%
Indiana D+ 69 56.7% -0.126 50.4%
Rhode Island D+ 69 63.1% -0.513 41.7%
Arizona D+ 68 57.2% -0.170 48.9%
Maine D+ 68 59.4% -0.275 46.6%
Tennessee D+ 68 59.4% -0.125 52.8%
Nebraska D+ 67 46.1% -0.319 34.9%
Virginia D 66 60.2% -0.393 43.2%
Connecticut D 63 54.2% -0.449 37.4%
North Dakota D 63 46.5% -0.027 45.2%
New Jersey3 D- 62 43.6% -0.126 38.7%
Missouri D- 60 54.2% -0.039 52.2%
Pennsylvania D- 60 48.9% -0.203 40.7%
Ohio F 58 49.7% -0.158 42.9%
Montana F 57 52.1% 0.000 52.1%
Vermont F 56 34.8% -0.450 24.0%
Illinois F 55 37.8% -0.052 35.9%
Maryland F 55 54.8% -0.340 40.9%
New York F 55 52.7% -0.250 42.2%
New Hampshire F 52 13.0% -0.734 7.5%
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