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School Climate
Conducive to Learning
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KEY: 
?  indicates state did not participate in national assessment, survey, or data collection, and grade could not be calculated due to lack of data.  
*   California did not receive a grade because the state has drastically reduced class sizes, but the data do not yet reflect it.
STATE GRADES
CLASS SIZE
35% OF GRADE
     % 4th graders in classes of 25 or fewer students (1996) % 8th graders in math classes of 25 or fewer students (1996)
North Dakota 83 B 82 72
Connecticut 83 B 89 74
Maine 82 B- 96 88
Nebraska 82 B- 92 69
Vermont 81 B- 97 88
Wisconsin 79 C+ 78 54
Iowa 79 C+ 79 67
Massachusetts 76 C 77 62
Rhode Island 76 C 82 79
Texas 76 C 97 65
Wyoming 74 C 89 74
Minnesota 72 C- 45 40
Arkansas 72 C- 71 77
Missouri 71 C- 77 57
Montana 71 C- 71 60
Alaska 70 C- 64 53
Colorado 70 C- 61 36
Indiana 69 D+ 67 57
West Virginia 69 D+ 82 65
Virginia 68 D+ 68 55
New Mexico 67 D+ 83 53
South Carolina 66 D 72 63
Michigan 65 D 43 41
Alabama 65 D 74 57
Mississippi 65 D 71 71
Arizona 64 D 45 35
Georgia 64 D 66 45
North Carolina 64 D 59 52
Tennessee 64 D 65 45
Oregon 64 D 43 45
New York 63 D 55 48
Louisiana 62 D- 50 49
Delaware 62 D- 50 34
Kentucky 62 D- 73 44
Utah 60 D- 34 21
Washington 60 D- 46 31
Florida 57 F 46 24
Hawaii 52 F 37 52
Maryland 52 F 34 33
California * * * *
Idaho ? ? ? ?
Illinois ? ? ? ?
Kansas ? ? ? ?
Nevada ? ? 17 ?
New Hampshire ? ? ? ?
New Jersey ? ? 77 ?
Ohio ? ? ? ?
Oklahoma ? ? ? ?
Pennsylvania ? ? 52 ?
South Dakota ? ? ? ?
U.S. 60 50

NOTE:  States are ranked by number grade to the nearest decimal; ties are ranked by alphabetical order.
 

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(c) 1999 Editorial Projects in Education

Vol. 18, number 17, page 118