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ERIC Number: ED560032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-6
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Kansas Educational Achievement Report Card 2015. Research Reports
Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted
Kansas Association of School Boards
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings presented in this report: (1) Kansas ranks 10th in the nation on mastery of basic skills before high school as reported by NAEP; (2) Kansas ranks 5th in the nation on high school completion rates as reported by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Council on Education Statistics (NCES); (3) Kansas ranks 5th in the percent of students tested meeting all four benchmarks out of all states where a majority of students take the ACT; (4) Kansas ranks 15th in average educational attainment of adults 25 and older as reported by NCES; (5) Kansas ranks 8th in the nation in educational achievement measured across outcome measures; (6) No state ranking higher in educational achievement spends less per pupil than Kansas; (7) Kansas ranks 27th in the nation in per pupil spending (25th when adjusted for regional cost of living); (8) Kansas has noticeably higher rates of students in poverty and eligible for free or reduced lunches than the other states ranking high on achievement; (9) Few states ranking higher in educational achievement have lower adult income levels than Kansas; (10) Kansas ranks 26th in the nation in median household income (20th when adjusted for regional cost of living); and (11) Kansas ranks 24th in per capita personal income (11th when adjusted for regional cost of living.) A list of data sources and methods is included.
Kansas Association of School Boards. 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604. Tel: 800-432-2471; Tel: 785-273-3600; Fax: 785-273-7580; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB)
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; National Assessment of Educational Progress