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