- what area did we do the worst in? Equity and spending indicators, of course. We got a D+ (compared to a national average of C+). We are 44 out of 50 for funding in the U.S. Our worst is spending where we are at 52.7% compared to a national average of 70.3. We spend an average of $7,432 to a national average of $8,973.
- oddly, it states that Washington state has no school program to reduce or limit class size (maybe initiatives don't count?)
- we have no state definition of school readiness (13 states do), no school readiness assessment (17 states have it) and no school readiness intervention (21 states do)
- One good thing is our AP scores are higher than the national average and so are the numbers of students taking them
- we got a B- on our assessments but only rank 31st
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Education Week's Survey of States
Education Week released its findings comparing education in the 50 states to the national average. Washington got a C. Dr. Bergeson says we are in the middle (hooray) but seem to be plateauing. The top states are Mass., New Jersey, New Hampshire, Conn., and Vermont. I'll let you read the article but here are a few highlights: