
Table 1 of 3:

State  Grade  Class Size35% of grade  Student Engagement20% of grade  
% 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
Maine  81  B  96  88  83  92  77 
North Dakota  81  B  82  72  96  88  85 
Connecticut  80  B  89  74  84  81  62 
Nebraska  80  B  92  69  84  87  72 
Vermont  79  C+  97  88  89  81  58 
Iowa  77  C+  79  67  83  87  69 
Wisconsin  77  C+  78  54  82  86  75 
Rhode Island  76  C  82  79  93  72  66 
State  Grade  Grade  % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
Massachusetts  76  C  77  62  91  72  70 
Texas  75  C  97  65  71  72  62 
Wyoming  74  C  89  74  79  73  81 
Minnesota  72  C  45  40  83  85  67 
Arkansas  71  C  71  77  66  56  55 
Montana  70  C  71  60  73  75  75 
Colorado  70  C  61  36  80  72  59 
Alaska  70  C  64  53  80  80  64 
State  Grade  Grade  % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
West Virginia  67  D+  82  65  72  83  67 
South Carolina  67  D+  72  63  61  53  52 
Indiana  66  D  67  57  85  83  64 
Missouri  66  D  77  57  71  78  60 
Virginia  65  D  68  55  75  80  62 
North Carolina  65  D  59  52  63  69  54 
Mississippi  65  D  71  71  60  69  54 
Michigan  65  D  43  41  70  73  62 
State  Grade  Grade  % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
Arizona  64  D  45  35  61  66  74 
New Mexico  63  D  83  53  49  54  46 
Alabama  63  D  74  57  73  69  63 
Georgia  62  D  66  45  61  72  57 
Tennessee  62  D  65  45  59  73  65 
Delaware  62  D  50  34  73  63  40 
Oregon  62  D  43  45  59  76  63 
Louisiana  61  D  50  49  68  68  47 
State  Grade  Grade  % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
Kentucky  61  D  73  44  67  87  58 
New York  60  D  55  48  86  78  56 
Florida  58  F  46  24  61  67  49 
Utah  57  F  34  21  78  56  71 
Washington  56  F  46  31  67  74  49 
Hawaii  52  F  37  52  61  52  39 
California  51  F  8  13  73  68  67 
Maryland  51  F  34  33  63  70  48 
State  Grade  Grade  % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
Idaho  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
Illinois  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
Kansas  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
Nevada  ?  ?  17  ?  ?  ?  ? 
New Hampshire  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
New Jersey  ?  ?  77  ?  ?  ?  ? 
Ohio  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
Oklahoma  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
State  Grade  Grade  % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students, 1996  8th graders in schools reporting that...  
Absenteeism is not a problem, 1996  Tardiness is not a problem, 1996  Classroom misbehavior is not a problem, 1996  
Pennsylvania  ?  ?  52  ?  ?  ?  ? 
South Dakota  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 
U.S.  60  50  75  80  67 
For a complete list of sources of data, see "Data Sources and Notes."
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