State of the States: EdWeek Updates School Indicators. Where Does YOUR State Rank
Each year, Education Week releases Quality Counts, an in-depth look at a relevant, timely topic in education. This year, as reported on this blog here and here, the focus is on school safety and climate. The summary here is based on the full State of the States report.
In addition to a deep look into a specific topic, Quality Counts also includes state report cards detailing key education indicators and evaluating states based on policy efforts and outcomes. The 2013 update includes new information on three of the six indicators. This year’s updated indicators are Chance-for-Success Index, school finance and transition/alignment among stages of education. The other three indicators—updated in the 2012 Quality Counts—include K-12 achievement index, the teaching profession, and standards/assessments/accountability.