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Table Of Contents

Organization of This Compendium
How Rankings Were Chosen for This Report
How To Use This Compendium
Issues To Consider When Evaluating Rankings
Evaluation Criteria
Ranks Tell Only Part of a Story
Drawing Policy Implications
Using Different Indicators for Different Purposes
Interpreting Indicators in Context
Anticipating the Consequences of Policy Changes
Watching for Conflicting/Paradoxical Findings
Other Notes
Substantive/Practical Significance
Data Comparability
Random Fluctuations Over Time
Comparison Groups
Fiscal and School Years
States and District of Columbia
Conclusion
Introduction
Federal Data Sources
Information About Students and Their Families and Communities
Information About Teachers and Other Staff
Information About Districts and Schools
Information About School Finance
Comparability of Salaries and Financial Data
NCES Comparable Wage Index
Overview of Rankings in This Chapter
Students and Their Families and Communities
Enrollment
Racial and Ethnic Composition
Table 2.3 Racial and Ethnic Composition of Students: FY 2005
Family Type
Table 2.4 Percent of Children Living in Married-Couple Families: 2005
Family Income
Eligibility and Participation in Selected Programs
Table 2.6 Percentages of Students in Selected Programs: FY 2005
Graduation Rates
Teachers and Other Staff
Student-Teacher Ratio
Table 2.8 Student-Teacher Ratio: FY 2005
Instructional Staff as a Percent of All Staff
Teacher Salaries
Districts and Schools
Title I
School Crime and Safety
School Finance
Revenues
Table 2.16 Revenues by Source as Percentage of Total Revenues: FY 2005
Current Spending Relative to Enrollment and Per Capita Income
Current Spending on Instruction and Other Functions
Rankings
Background
Table 3.1 ACT Test Items by Content Area
Caveats and Limitations
ACT Test Results 2006
Figure 3.B Average SAT Reading and Math Scores by Participation Rate: 2006
SAT Scores and Participation Rates, 2006
Reading
Table 3.6 Overview of NAEP Reading Assessment
Mathematics
Table 3.8 Overview of NAEP Mathematics Assessment
Science
Table 3.10 Overview of NAEP Science Assessment
2005 NAEP Science Results
NAEP Compared to State Assessments
Achieve, Inc. Closing the Expectations Gap
Closing the Expectations Gap
Table 4.1 Achieve Analysis of Education Pipeline Estimates: FY 2002
KIDS COUNT Key Indicators
Education Trust: The Funding Gap 2006
Funding Gap 2006
Editorial Projects in Education Education Week’s Diplomas Count
Editorial Projects in Education Education Week’s Quality Counts
Chance for Success Index
Achievement Index
Table 4.10 Education Week’s Quality Counts 2007 Achievement Index: 2007
Components of the Three Major Areas of Technology
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education: Measuring Up
Rankings of the States 2005
Table 4.18 National Education Association Current Spending Per Pupil: FY 2005
The State of Preschool
Access to Preschool
Resources
Quality Standards
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US Education Rankings by State

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