Arizona’s achievement gains can’t overcome F in funding

| January 18, 2017

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

Arizona students achievement gains over time ranked the state seventh in the nation, but that could not overcome the state’s spending for education, ranked at 50th in the nation, according to Education’s Week‘s 2017 Quality Counts report Under construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12  foundation.

Arizona’s state highlights report showed that Arizona received a D+, or 68.6 out of a total 100 points, ranking it 44th in the nation among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national average was a C. The report includes an interactive map to compare states nationwide.

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