Survey Finds Arizona's K-12 System Near The Bottom, But Critics Point To Progress

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:50pm
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:53pm
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Education Week has put out its annual Quality Counts survey for 2018, assessing public school systems across the country, and Arizona does not fare well.

Overall, Arizona gets a D+ — that’s lower than the national score of a C.

The survey looks at three broad categories: chance for success, school finance and K-12 achievement. Within those three umbrella categories are 39 total indicators.

Sterling Lloyd, assistant director of the Education Week Research Center, worked on the survey.

Nationwide, Massachusetts had the top overall score, a B+.

Among Arizona’s neighbors, scores range from a C- for California and Utah to a D for Nevada and New Mexico.

Arizona state Rep. Paul Boyer chairs the House Education Committee.
 

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