Arizona K-12 students’ strong achievement gains, dragged down by D- in education funding (+ Interactive Map & Chart). See more education news here

| January 24, 2018

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Arizona K-12 students’ strong academic achievement over the past several years was dragged down by the state’s low spending for education, earning Arizona a D+ overall grade in Education’s Week‘s 2018 Quality Counts report Grading the States.

The Arizona state highlights report showed that Arizona received 68.7 out of a total 100 points, ranking it 45th in the nation among the 50 states and the District of Columbia – that’s one ranking higher than last year. The national average grade this year was a C, or 74.5.

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