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Quality Counts 2001: A Better BalanceIndicators

Standards and Accountability

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How We Graded | Sources & Notes

NOTE: States are ranked by number grade to the nearest decimal; ties are ranked alphabetically.
ES=Elementary School MS=Middle School HS=High School.

STATE

GRADES STANDARDS 40% OF GRADE
    State has clear and specific standards
(Fall 2000)
State has adopted standards in core academic subjects?
(2000)
English/
language arts
Mathematics Science Social studies
Maryland A 98 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
New York A 94 ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS ES MS HS
Kentucky A- 91 ES ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
New Mexico A- 91 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Massachusetts B+ 89 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
North Carolina B+ 87 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS HS
South Carolina B+ 87 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
Colorado B 86 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS
Michigan B 86
ES MS HS ES MS HS
Oregon B 86 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
Virginia B 86 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS ES MS HS
California B 85 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Delaware B 85 ES MS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Louisiana B 85
ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
Florida B 84 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES HS
Texas B 84 ES HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Kansas B 83 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Ohio B 83 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS HS
Oklahoma B 83 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS HS
Connecticut B- 81 ES ES MS HS ES MS HS
Indiana B- 81 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Illinois B- 80 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
Nevada B- 80 ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS MS HS
Alabama C+ 79 ES ES MS HS ES MS ES MS HS
Georgia C+ 78 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS HS
Missouri C+ 78

ES MS HS HS
Arizona C+ 77 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Maine C 76 MS HS ES ES MS HS
New Hampshire C 76 MS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
Utah C 73 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
West Virginia D+ 69 ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS
New Jersey D+ 68
ES MS HS ES MS HS
Idaho D+ 67 ES MS ES MS HS ES MS HS MS
Washington D+ 67 ES ES MS ES MS HS
Arkansas D 66 ES MS ES MS MS HS
Vermont D 65



Wisconsin D 65 ES MS HS ES MS HS

Pennsylvania D 63 2 subjects ES MS HS ES MS HS

Mississippi D- 62
ES MS HS ES MS
Alaska D- 61 HS ES MS HS

Nebraska D- 61 ES ES MS HS ES MS HS MS HS
South Dakota D- 61 MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES HS
Hawaii D- 60
ES MS HS

Wyoming D- 60
ES MS HS

Tennessee F 59

MS
Minnesota F 57
ES MS HS ES MS HS
Rhode Island F 57 3 subjects

ES MS HS
North Dakota F 50
ES MS HS HS MS HS
Montana F 40

MS HS
Iowa F 31  



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