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The nation has posted a solid C—the same as last year—on the report's 2016 summative-grading indicator.
• The Chance-for-Success Index provides a cradle-to-career perspective on the role that education plays in promoting positive outcomes throughout a person's life.
• The K-12 Achievement Index rates states on current academic performance, change over time, and poverty-based gaps.
• The school finance analysis assesses spending patterns and equity.
|State Grading Data Download|
Nevada ranked last in the 2016 report, with a grade of D and a score of 65.2. The two other states earning Ds were Mississippi (65.6), which ranked last in 2015, and New Mexico (65.9). The majority of states (32) earned midrange grades between C-minus and C-plus.
Between the 2015 and 2016 reports, the District of Columbia experienced the greatest change. The jurisdiction leapfrogged 10 spots, from 38th to 28th in the nation, as its grade increased from a C-minus (70.0) to a C (72.9).