This is 1997 data--please see Quality Counts '98REPORT CARD

KANSAS

Click on the terms for more information about our indicators; click on grades to see the data behind them. N/A means the state did not participate in the NAEP exam.
Student Achievement
(NAEP scores out of 100%)

Proficient readers 4th grade:  Not Available

Proficient in Math 8th grade:  Not Available
Standards and Assessments:  A
Quality of Teaching:  C
School Climate:  C plus
Resources

Adequacy:  B minus

Equity:  C

Allocation:  C
COMMENT: Because of its demographic and social assets, Kansas does reasonably well with little effort and only recently began to take reform seriously. Most seem satisfied with a "gentleman's C."

OTHER INFORMATION:
Population: 2.565 million
Public school districts: 304
Public schools: 1,490
Children in poverty: 16%
Single parent families: 21%
Annual K-12 spending: $2.465 billion

K-12 enrollment: 460,838
  • Minority: 17%
  • Pupils with disabilities: 10%
  • Urban: 12%
  • Suburbs and large towns: 16%
  • Rural and small towns: 72%
  • This report card is part of Quality Counts, a special report from Education Week on the Web.

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