IOWA RANKED 18TH IN SCHOOL SPENDING--33RD IN READING

4-6-18

4-10-18  ERROR CORRECTION.  IOWA IS ACTUALLY RANKED 19TH. 

Greetings, Governor Reynolds, Legislature Education Committees and all—

For your information, K-12 school spending, adjusted for State cost of living,  is matched to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th grade reading scores and sorted by State herein.   As shown in the table, Iowa is ranked 18th in K-12 school spending and 33rd in 4th NAEP reading scores.   This is a poor return on K-12 school spending the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids gazette refuse to report.  Just as they will refuse to report it as presented in the tables herein, which use the following sources of data.

GOVERNING

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

US LEARNING

https://www.uslearning.net/cost-of-living-by-state.html

NAEP

https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

Notice:  Iowa 4th grade 65th National Percentile Rank (NPR) national grade level school district rankings are posted in tables on:  http://www.iowalive.net/readingrankcheatingiowa20162017.htm  and are comparable to NAEP reading scores in the tables herein. For example, Iowa is ranked 33rd in NAEP and Des Moines is ranked 326th of 333 Iowa school districts.  So Des Moines is ranked 326th in a State ranked 33rd in the nation in 4th reading—unreported by the Des Moines Register!!  Cedar Rapids has little to brag about at 237th

TABLE RANKS STATE K-12 SCHOOL SPENDING AND 4TH READING SCORES

States Are in Alphabetical Order

Yellow Columns Show State K-12 School Spending & NAEP Reading  Ranking.  Blue  Column Shows Spending Value.  Minus is Bad! Iowa's 33 Reading Rank is Much Lower Than its 19 Spending Rank.  Iowa Schools Are Poorly Managed and Have a Bad -14 Spending Value!! It's  Educators are Overpaid!  Sources:  Governing.com, NAEP, US Learning & Iowalive  4-6-18

STATE COST OF LIVING FACTOR (2017)

State

2017 Cost of Living Adjusted Total Per Pupil Spending  RANK

2015 NAEP 4TH READING RANK

SPENDING MINUS READING RANK.  MINUS IS BAD!!!

Total Spending

Total Per Pupil

Cost of Living Adjusted Total Per Pupil

Salaries & Wages

Salaries & Wages Per Pupil

Employee Benefits

Benefits Per Pupil

AVERAGE 2015 4th NAEP  READING SCORE (0-500)

   90.6

Alabama

34

40

-6

$6,826,622,000

$9,128

$10,075

$3,777,322,000

$5,139

$1,523,592,000

$2,073

217.05

 131.5

Alaska

3

48

-45

$2,646,225,000

$20,172

$15,340

$1,078,021,000

$8,245

$1,015,267,000

$7,765

212.79

      96.6

Arizona

46

44

2

$7,205,417,000

$7,489

$7,753

$4,221,569,000

$4,467

$1,334,828,000

$1,413

215.31

87.9

Arkansas

27

37

-10

$4,683,434,000

$9,694

$11,028

$2,742,286,000

$5,717

$781,945,000

$1,630

218.08

  136.3

California

47

49

-2

$66,208,111,000

$10,467

$7,679

$38,620,467,000

$6,203

$14,951,104,000

$2,401

212.68

  101.6

Colorado

40

20

20

$8,146,683,000

$9,245

$9,099

$5,083,057,000

$5,827

$1,407,491,000

$1,614

224.02

  129.1

Connecticut

7

6

1

$9,603,117,000

$18,377

$14,235

$5,187,778,000

$10,265

$2,591,558,000

$5,128

228.95

      102.5

Delaware

9

22

-13

$1,779,087,000

$14,120

$13,776

$938,031,000

$7,699

$464,686,000

$3,814

223.7

100.4

Florida

43

30

13

$24,933,433,000

$8,881

$8,846

$13,843,250,000

$5,046

$4,283,796,000

$1,561

222.01

 90.0

Georgia

30

45

-15

$16,401,832,000

$9,427

$10,405

$9,797,386,000

$5,703

$3,488,933,000

$2,031

215.12

187.7

Hawaii

50

32

18

$2,359,203,000

$12,855

$6,849

$1,309,162,000

$7,178

$511,154,000

$2,803

221.69

90.8

Idaho

48

29

19

$1,902,503,000

$6,923

$7,624

$1,134,703,000

$4,139

$409,819,000

$1,495

222.02

97.1

Illinois

8

9

-1

$28,584,939,000

$13,755

$14,166

$14,596,183,000

$7,130

$8,655,141,000

$4,228

227.28

  90.6

Indiana

29

23

6

$9,797,058,000

$9,687

$10,692

$5,359,193,000

$5,337

$2,900,887,000

$2,889

223.63

92.3

Iowa

19

33

-14

$5,558,398,000

$10,944

$11,857

$3,504,962,000

$6,936

$1,166,533,000

$2,309

221.09

 91.1

Kansas

25

8

17

$4,995,292,000

$10,040

$11,082

$2,937,287,000

$5,911

$909,775,000

$1,831

228.06

 94.6

Kentucky

31

43

-12

$6,693,668,000

$9,630

$10,180

$4,032,917,000

$5,858

$1,621,075,000

$2,355

216.2

    93.8

Louisiana

21

21

0

$7,291,286,000

$11,010

$11,738

$3,915,900,000

$5,924

$2,013,362,000

$3,046

223.73

   115.0

Maine

22

26

-4

$2,426,820,000

$13,257

$11,528

$1,383,481,000

$7,853

$589,386,000

$3,345

222.94

  129.1

Maryland

28

1

27

$12,430,544,000

$14,192

$10,993

$7,322,524,000

$8,377

$3,281,241,000

$3,754

235.28

  129.4

Massachusetts

16

41

-25

$15,315,796,000

$15,592

$12,049

$8,780,982,000

$9,585

$3,385,378,000

$3,695

216.31

      89.5

Michigan

11

25

-14

$15,712,267,000

$11,482

$12,829

$7,767,920,000

$5,775

$4,798,447,000

$3,568

223.35

    99.7

Minnesota

17

47

-30

$10,085,128,000

$11,949

$11,985

$6,041,451,000

$7,486

$2,034,324,000

$2,521

214.11

85

Mississippi

35

27

8

$4,161,329,000

$8,456

$9,948

$2,440,939,000

$4,980

$836,474,000

$1,706

222.73

    90.1

Missouri

23

18

5

$9,269,713,000

$10,147

$11,262

$5,643,986,000

$6,322

$1,723,996,000

$1,931

224.76

   98.0

Montana

24

12

12

$1,602,608,000

$11,028

$11,253

$920,210,000

$6,371

$284,809,000

$1,972

226.63

     93.9

Nebraska

12

46

-34

$3,732,390,000

$11,946

$12,722

$2,165,694,000

$6,935

$744,932,000

$2,385

214.43

 101.6

Nevada

44

2

42

$3,804,316,000

$8,615

$8,479

$2,257,928,000

$5,144

$895,951,000

$2,041

231.95

    118.0

New Hampshire

14

4

10

$2,711,114,000

$14,697

$12,455

$1,473,863,000

$8,052

$660,345,000

$3,608

229.49

   121.2

New Jersey

4

51

-47

$26,025,344,000

$18,235

$15,045

$14,138,558,000

$10,557

$6,222,199,000

$4,646

207.24

96.2

New Mexico

32

28

4

$3,184,539,000

$9,752

$10,137

$1,838,372,000

$5,634

$646,027,000

$1,980

222.65

131.1

New York

2

15

-13

$59,209,906,000

$21,206

$16,175

$30,338,328,000

$11,529

$16,463,224,000

$6,256

225.81

   94.5

North Carolina

39

19

20

$12,789,303,000

$8,687

$9,193

$8,007,293,000

$5,466

$2,691,691,000

$1,837

224.69

   99.3

North Dakota

10

17

-7

$1,420,265,000

$13,320

$13,414

$814,885,000

$7,683

$293,891,000

$2,771

224.93

     92.7

Ohio

13

31

-18

$19,867,256,000

$11,637

$12,553

$11,030,449,000

$6,893

$4,260,658,000

$2,663

221.83

   89.1

Oklahoma

41

10

31

$5,456,487,000

$8,082

$9,071

$3,009,243,000

$4,480

$1,023,194,000

$1,523

227.19

   127.3

Oregon

45

35

10

$6,173,205,000

$10,442

$8,203

$3,092,729,000

$5,422

$1,773,498,000

$3,109

220.22

   102.1

Pennsylvania

6

11

-5

$25,305,395,000

$14,717

$14,414

$12,266,657,000

$7,718

$6,642,246,000

$4,179

226.67

   123.2

Rhode Island

15

16

-1

$2,204,789,000

$15,179

$12,321

$1,192,335,000

$8,860

$544,759,000

$4,048

225.49

   100.5

South Carolina

36

38

-2

$7,463,268,000

$9,953

$9,903

$4,277,334,000

$5,801

$1,529,584,000

$2,074

217.97

 100.2

South Dakota

42

34

8

$1,205,748,000

$8,937

$8,919

$713,791,000

$5,373

$208,044,000

$1,566

220.47

     89.7

Tennessee

38

36

2

$8,766,468,000

$8,726

$9,728

$5,171,865,000

$5,200

$1,716,977,000

$1,726

218.61

 90.4

Texas

37

39

-2

$44,675,233,000

$8,861

$9,802

$30,262,688,000

$6,047

$5,299,053,000

$1,059

217.94

   94.0

Utah

49

13

36

$3,805,778,000

$6,575

$6,995

$2,223,672,000

$3,875

$1,055,662,000

$1,839

226.14

   120.7

Vermont

5

3

2

$1,612,052,000

$18,039

$14,945

$874,822,000

$10,270

$376,938,000

$4,425

230.1

101.7

Virginia

26

5

21

$14,458,878,000

$11,237

$11,049

$8,936,491,000

$6,982

$3,520,554,000

$2,751

228.97

 106.1

Washington

33

14

19

$11,566,562,000

$10,735

$10,118

$6,900,366,000

$6,435

$2,484,432,000

$2,317

225.89

95.3

West Virginia

18

42

-24

$3,215,683,000

$11,359

$11,919

$1,754,068,000

$6,274

$876,497,000

$3,135

216.25

    96.4

Wisconsin

20

24

-4

$9,928,685,000

$11,375

$11,800

$5,475,066,000

$6,353

$2,427,229,000

$2,816

223.36

  94.7

Wyoming

1

7

-6

$1,513,919,000

$16,055

$16,954

$891,297,000

$9,495

$379,342,000

$4,041

228.16

The Correlation Coefficient for Adjusted Spending and Reading Scores is -.08, Which Shows No Meaningful Correlation.  The Minus Sign Shows Reading Scores Decrease as Spending Increases.

 

K-12 SCHOOL SPENDING VALUE

The following tables show the top 10 and bottom 11 States receiving value for K-12 school spending and also the value ranking for all 50 states.  Value is based on NAEP 4th reading scores produced by cost of living adjusted school spending.  The higher the scores and lower the spending, the higher the State value achieved!  Iowa is 10th from the worst State in school value

TOP 10 SCHOOL VALUE STATES

1

Nevada

2

Utah

3

Oklahoma

4

Maryland

5

Virginia

6

Colorado

7

North Carolina

8

Idaho

9

Washington

10

Hawaii

 

BOTTOM 10 SCHOOL VALUE STATES

40

New York

41

Iowa

42

Michigan

43

Georgia

44

Ohio

45

West Virginia

46

Massachusetts

47

Minnesota

48

Nebraska

49

Alaska

50

New Jersey

 

STATE RANKING OF K-12 STATE SCHOOL SPENDING VALUE

Nevada is best State

Yellow  Column  Shows State K-12 School Spending Value  Rank Based on NAEP Reading Test Scores.   Minus is Bad! Iowa's 33 Reading Rank is Much Lower Than its 19 Spending Rank & Results in a Value Rank of 41 Out of 50 States!  Iowa Schools Are Poorly Managed and Have a Bad -14 Spending Value!! It's  Educators are Overpaid!  Numbers in Other Columns Are of General Interest.  Sources:  Governing.com, NAEP, US Learning & Iowalive  4-6-18

State

2017 Cost of Living Adjusted Total Per Pupil Spending  RANK

2015 NAEP 4TH READING RANK

SPENDING MINUS READING RANK.  MINUS IS BAD!!!

K-12 SCHOOL SPENDING VALUE RANK

Total Spending

Total Per Pupil

Cost of Living Adjusted Total Per Pupil

Salaries & Wages

Salaries & Wages Per Pupil

Employee Benefits

Benefits Per Pupil

AVERAGE 2015 4th NAEP  READING SCORE (0-500)

Nevada

44

2

42

1

$3,804,316,000

$8,615

$8,479

$2,257,928,000

$5,144

$895,951,000

$2,041

231.95

Utah

49

13

36

2

$3,805,778,000

$6,575

$6,995

$2,223,672,000

$3,875

$1,055,662,000

$1,839

226.14

Oklahoma

41

10

31

3

$5,456,487,000

$8,082

$9,071

$3,009,243,000

$4,480

$1,023,194,000

$1,523

227.19

Maryland

28

1

27

4

$12,430,544,000

$14,192

$10,993

$7,322,524,000

$8,377

$3,281,241,000

$3,754

235.28

Virginia

26

5

21

5

$14,458,878,000

$11,237

$11,049

$8,936,491,000

$6,982

$3,520,554,000

$2,751

228.97

Colorado

40

20

20

6

$8,146,683,000

$9,245

$9,099

$5,083,057,000

$5,827

$1,407,491,000

$1,614

224.02

North Carolina

39

19

20

7

$12,789,303,000

$8,687

$9,193

$8,007,293,000

$5,466

$2,691,691,000

$1,837

224.69

Idaho

48

29

19

8

$1,902,503,000

$6,923

$7,624

$1,134,703,000

$4,139

$409,819,000

$1,495

222.02

Washington

33

14

19

9

$11,566,562,000

$10,735

$10,118

$6,900,366,000

$6,435

$2,484,432,000

$2,317

225.89

Hawaii

50

32

18

10

$2,359,203,000

$12,855

$6,849

$1,309,162,000

$7,178

$511,154,000

$2,803

221.69

Kansas

25

8

17

11

$4,995,292,000

$10,040

$11,082

$2,937,287,000

$5,911

$909,775,000

$1,831

228.06

Florida

43

30

13

12

$24,933,433,000

$8,881

$8,846

$13,843,250,000

$5,046

$4,283,796,000

$1,561

222.01

Montana

24

12

12

13

$1,602,608,000

$11,028

$11,253

$920,210,000

$6,371

$284,809,000

$1,972

226.63

New Hampshire

14

4

10

14

$2,711,114,000

$14,697

$12,455

$1,473,863,000

$8,052

$660,345,000

$3,608

229.49

Oregon

45

35

10

15

$6,173,205,000

$10,442

$8,203

$3,092,729,000

$5,422

$1,773,498,000

$3,109

220.22

Mississippi

35

27

8

16

$4,161,329,000

$8,456

$9,948

$2,440,939,000

$4,980

$836,474,000

$1,706

222.73

South Dakota

42

34

8

17

$1,205,748,000

$8,937

$8,919

$713,791,000

$5,373

$208,044,000

$1,566

220.47

Indiana

29

23

6

18

$9,797,058,000

$9,687

$10,692

$5,359,193,000

$5,337

$2,900,887,000

$2,889

223.63

Missouri

23

18

5

19

$9,269,713,000

$10,147

$11,262

$5,643,986,000

$6,322

$1,723,996,000

$1,931

224.76

New Mexico

32

28

4

20

$3,184,539,000

$9,752

$10,137

$1,838,372,000

$5,634

$646,027,000

$1,980

222.65

Arizona

46

44

2

21

$7,205,417,000

$7,489

$7,753

$4,221,569,000

$4,467

$1,334,828,000

$1,413

215.31

Tennessee

38

36

2

22

$8,766,468,000

$8,726

$9,728

$5,171,865,000

$5,200

$1,716,977,000

$1,726

218.61

Vermont

5

3

2

23

$1,612,052,000

$18,039

$14,945

$874,822,000

$10,270

$376,938,000

$4,425

230.1

Connecticut

7

6

1

24

$9,603,117,000

$18,377

$14,235

$5,187,778,000

$10,265

$2,591,558,000

$5,128

228.95

Louisiana

21

21

0

25

$7,291,286,000

$11,010

$11,738

$3,915,900,000

$5,924

$2,013,362,000

$3,046

223.73

Illinois

8

9

-1

26

$28,584,939,000

$13,755

$14,166

$14,596,183,000

$7,130

$8,655,141,000

$4,228

227.28

Rhode Island

15

16

-1

27

$2,204,789,000

$15,179

$12,321

$1,192,335,000

$8,860

$544,759,000

$4,048

225.49

California

47

49

-2

28

$66,208,111,000

$10,467

$7,679

$38,620,467,000

$6,203

$14,951,104,000

$2,401

212.68

South Carolina

36

38

-2

29

$7,463,268,000

$9,953

$9,903

$4,277,334,000

$5,801

$1,529,584,000

$2,074

217.97

Texas

37

39

-2

30

$44,675,233,000

$8,861

$9,802

$30,262,688,000

$6,047

$5,299,053,000

$1,059

217.94

Maine

22

26

-4

31

$2,426,820,000

$13,257

$11,528

$1,383,481,000

$7,853

$589,386,000

$3,345

222.94

Wisconsin

20

24

-4

32

$9,928,685,000

$11,375

$11,800

$5,475,066,000

$6,353

$2,427,229,000

$2,816

223.36

Pennsylvania

6

11

-5

33

$25,305,395,000

$14,717

$14,414

$12,266,657,000

$7,718

$6,642,246,000

$4,179

226.67

Alabama

34

40

-6

34

$6,826,622,000

$9,128

$10,075

$3,777,322,000

$5,139

$1,523,592,000

$2,073

217.05

Wyoming

1

7

-6

35

$1,513,919,000

$16,055

$16,954

$891,297,000

$9,495

$379,342,000

$4,041

228.16

North Dakota

10

17

-7

36

$1,420,265,000

$13,320

$13,414

$814,885,000

$7,683

$293,891,000

$2,771

224.93

Arkansas

27

37

-10

37

$4,683,434,000

$9,694

$11,028

$2,742,286,000

$5,717

$781,945,000

$1,630

218.08

Kentucky

31

43

-12

38

$6,693,668,000

$9,630

$10,180

$4,032,917,000

$5,858

$1,621,075,000

$2,355

216.2

Delaware

9

22

-13

39

$1,779,087,000

$14,120

$13,776

$938,031,000

$7,699

$464,686,000

$3,814

223.7

New York

2

15

-13

40

$59,209,906,000

$21,206

$16,175

$30,338,328,000

$11,529

$16,463,224,000

$6,256

225.81

Iowa

19

33

-14

41

$5,558,398,000

$10,944

$11,857

$3,504,962,000

$6,936

$1,166,533,000

$2,309

221.09

Michigan

11

25

-14

42

$15,712,267,000

$11,482

$12,829

$7,767,920,000

$5,775

$4,798,447,000

$3,568

223.35

Georgia

30

45

-15

43

$16,401,832,000

$9,427

$10,405

$9,797,386,000

$5,703

$3,488,933,000

$2,031

215.12

Ohio

13

31

-18

44

$19,867,256,000

$11,637

$12,553

$11,030,449,000

$6,893

$4,260,658,000

$2,663

221.83

West Virginia

18

42

-24

45

$3,215,683,000

$11,359

$11,919

$1,754,068,000

$6,274

$876,497,000

$3,135

216.25

Massachusetts

16

41

-25

46

$15,315,796,000

$15,592

$12,049

$8,780,982,000

$9,585

$3,385,378,000

$3,695

216.31

Minnesota

17

47

-30

47

$10,085,128,000

$11,949

$11,985

$6,041,451,000

$7,486

$2,034,324,000

$2,521

214.11

Nebraska

12

46

-34

48

$3,732,390,000

$11,946

$12,722

$2,165,694,000

$6,935

$744,932,000

$2,385

214.43

Alaska

3

48

-45

49

$2,646,225,000

$20,172

$15,340

$1,078,021,000

$8,245

$1,015,267,000

$7,765

212.79

New Jersey

4

51

-47

50

$26,025,344,000

$18,235

$15,045

$14,138,558,000

$10,557

$6,222,199,000

$4,646

207.24

The Correlation Coefficient for Adjusted Spending and Reading Scores is -.08, Which Shows No Meaningful Correlation.  The Minus Sign Shows Reading Scores Decrease as Spending Increases.

 

REFERENCES

$23.6 BILLION TOTAL INCREASE IN IA K-12 FUNDING FOR 17 YEARS OF FLAT READING SCORES

STATE MATH & INTEGRITY RANKINGS OF 333 IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS--2016-2017

4 MUSTs TO FIX IOWA'S K-12 STUDENT ASSESSMENT TESTS MESS

CONSTRUCTIVE CONCERNS ABOUT $36.3 MILLION TO CHANGE IA SCHOOL EXAMS

IA SCHOOLS HID LOW TEST SCORES--ATTACKED FLORIDA SCHOOL HID CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS!

C. R. GAZETTE WANTS SHALLOW THINKING TEENS TO VOTE

HOW & WHY IOWA ADOPTED THE  LOWEST STUDENT PROFICIENCY STANDARD IN MIDWEST

THE UGLY IMPACTS ON IOWANS--ISEA TEACHER UNION--IA. PUBLIC ENEMY # 1

DR. SUE REPORTS HOW IOWA EDUCATION GOT STUCK ON STUPID

10 IA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS NAMED & ASKED TO STEP UP

UNACCEPTABLE FLAWS IN IOWA SCHOOL REPORT CARD ASSESSMENTS

IA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TO BE #1 IN NATION UNDER BOARD OF EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN

  UNI'S FAILURE TO TEACH CAUSES TEACHERS TO CHEAT--BENCHMARKS FOR UNI PRESIDENT MARK NOOK

IOWA'S REPORT CARD, SCHOOL RANKINGS AND CHEATING--333 DISTRICTS

WHY SUMMER READING, TEACHER LEADERSHIP & OTHER 'EDUCATION FIXES' FAILED

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