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Texas Ranked 43rd In Nation On 2016 Education Quality Report

Overall, Texas scored a C- and on school finance, it earned a D.

The grades don’t look good for the Lone Star State.

Overall, Texas got a C-. It got the same grade for student achievement in grades K-12. It posted a C on students’ chance for success later in life. But on school finance, Texas got a D.

This is the annual report card called “Quality Counts” from Education Week’s Research Center. The publication has produced them for two decades.

This year Texas, dropped slightly to 43rd place among all the states and the District of Columbia.

Massachusetts won the top ranking again, earning a B+ overall. Nevada ranked the worst with a D. Overall, the nation posted a solid C.

In a statement, the Texas Education Agency dismissed the rankings, saying that “it’s difficult to effectively evaluate the state’s performance from a national report where no state made the highest grade, no state made the lowest grade and the majority of states were all lumped into the same grade category.”

 

Summary of State Rankings and Grades from Education Week’s Quality Counts 2016

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Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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