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Table 48
Education Week Grade For School Standards,
Assessments & Accountability
Rank State Grade   Rank State Grade
1 NEW YORK 95 26 California 80
2 New Mexico 94 27 Louisiana 80
3 Maryland 93 28 New Jersey 80
4 Virginia 92 29 Maine 79
5 Florida 92 30 Connecticut 78
6 West Virginia 92 31 Washington 77
7 Massachusetts 91 32 Mississippi 77
8 Oregon 91 33 South Dakota 75
9 Kansas 90 34 Wyoming 73
10 Georgia 89 35 Colorado 72
11 Kentucky 89 36 Nebraska 72
12 North Carolina 89 37 Missouri 72
13 Texas 88 38 Utah 72
14 Alabama 88 39 Arkansas 71
15 Nevada 86 40 Oklahoma 70
16 Arizona 86 41 Minnesota 70
17 Ohio 86 42 Rhode Island 70
18 Pennsylvania 86 43 Vermont 69
19 South Carolina 85 44 Tennessee 68
20 New Hampshire 85 45 Alaska 67
21 Delaware 85 46 Hawaii 60
22 Wisconsin 84 47 Idaho 57
23 Illinois 83 48 North Dakota 52
24 Indiana 81 49 Montana 50
25 Michigan 81 50 Iowa 39
Source: Education Week
High grade reflects adoption of clear standards for core subjects,
use of school report cards and other accountability measures.

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