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Quality Counts 2001: A Better BalanceIndicators
Resources: Adequacy

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How We Graded | Sources & Notes


1Adjusted to reflect regional cost differences. 2Adjusted for inflation (1999 dollars). 3Adjusted to reflect regional cost differences and weighted for student needs. 4Data on special education student enrollment, used to adjust spending figures, were missing for these states.

STATE GRADES ADEQUACY
    Education spending per student
(1999)1
% change from previous year Average annual rate of change in expenditures per pupil 1989-992 % of total taxable resources spent on education
(1998)
West Virginia A 100 $8,322 20.5 4.5% 5.3
Indiana A 94 $7,156 7.4 2.3% 4.4
Wisconsin A 93 $7,847 5.4 1.5% 4.6
Maine A- 92 $7,012 4.0 1.7% 4.9
Michigan B+ 88 $6,997 1.8 1.0% 4.9
Minnesota B+ 88 $7,384 9.1 1.8% 4.2
New Jersey 4 B+ 88 $8,667 -1.5 0.9% 4.3
Oklahoma B+ 87 $6,120 15.1 2.7% 4.1
Kentucky 4 B 86 $6,678 7.8 3.9% 3.6
Montana B 86 $6,552 3.2 1.2% 4.8
Idaho B 85 $5,313 5.6 3.1% 4.2
Vermont B 85 $7,408 9.8 0.5% 5.4
Alabama B- 82 $5,626 5.1 2.1% 3.6
Connecticut B- 82 $8,097 6.0 0.7% 3.7
Iowa B- 82 $7,126 4.4 1.4% 3.9
South Carolina B- 82 $6,179 6.0 1.9% 4.0
Virginia B- 82 $7,068 13.7 1.9% 3.5
Louisiana B- 81 $6,052 1.0 2.5% 3.2
Pennsylvania B- 81 $7,413 2.9 0.8% 4.1
Wyoming B- 81 $7,853 15.7 0.6% 3.7
Georgia B- 80 $6,278 4.7 1.8% 3.7
Mississippi B- 80 $5,243 6.5 2.3% 3.5
Nebraska B- 80 $6,967 2.5 1.1% 3.8
Arkansas C+ 79 $5,596 6.2 1.8% 4.0
New Hampshire C+ 79 $6,437 3.9 1.5% 3.4
New Mexico C+ 79 $5,866 9.9 1.9% 3.7
New York C+ 79 $8,174 4.1 0.2% 4.0
North Dakota C+ 79 $6,486 8.5 1.2% 3.8
South Dakota C+ 79 $6,169 8.9 1.5% 3.5
Texas C+ 79 $6,034 3.8 1.6% 3.7
Kansas C+ 78 $6,639 5.2 0.9% 4.1
Rhode Island C+ 77 $7,191 3.8 0.5% 4.3
Delaware C 76 $7,508 3.5 1.4% 2.7
Hawaii C 75 $6,020 10.9 1.6% 3.1
Ohio C 75 $6,295 0.7 0.9% 4.0
Washington C 75 $5,826 -2.8 1.0% 3.7
Massachusetts C 74 $6,747 3.5 0.6% 3.4
Maryland C 73 $6,795 3.8 0.1% 4.0
Utah C- 72 $4,049 6.5 1.7% 3.9
Nevada C- 71 $5,717 4.4 1.3% 3.2
North Carolina C- 71 $5,934 3.0 1.2% 3.0
Oregon C- 70 $6,584 2.5 0.2% 3.7
Tennessee D+ 69 $5,508 5.4 1.4% 3.0
Florida D+ 67 $6,008 3.1 0.1% 3.6
Missouri D 66 $5,674 -2.5 0.4% 3.7
Colorado D 64 $5,832 4.2 0.2% 3.3
Illinois D 64 $5,783 -3.5 0.4% 3.4
California D- 62 $5,235 6.0 0.3% 3.4
Alaska F 58 $6,744 2.5 -0.9% 4.4
Arizona F 44 $4,679 1.1 -0.8% 3.5
U.S. $6,408 3.9 1.0% 3.7