Resource

In every state, our education system is doing far worse for low-income students and students of color than for their white or more affluent peers. To change these patterns, state leaders need to develop targeted improvement strategies based in a careful examination of the data.

The Ed Trust’s Education Watch State Reports can help serve that purpose. These state-specific reports provide key data on educational achievement and attainment for all groups of students. And, where possible, they compare states’ performance on important measures. While even our top-performing states aren’t where they need to be, they show what’s possible, and can point to evidence of what works to raise achievement for all groups of students.

Using these reports, policymakers, educators, advocates, and journalists can answer such questions as:

  • How does your state’s academic performance and improvement, by student group, compare with other states?
  • Are your state’s graduates prepared for college and careers?
  • How does the educational attainment of adults in your state compare to other states – and to other developed countries?

Click on the state links below to see the answers to these and other critical questions about how your state is performing.

Further Editions of Education Watch State Reports: 2003   2004   2006   2009

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


Permissions Policy

Interested in using The Education Trust’s publications or presentations? Check out our policy.