In Education Week’s Quality Counts 2010 report released Jan. 14, Ohio’s education system was ranked fifth in the nation. In 2008 Ohio ranked seventh, and sixth in 2009.
Other states that made up the top five include, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York with the number one ranking being awarded to Maryland.
Indiana placed 17th overall with Kentucky trailing behind at 37.
The 2010 report analyzed several areas including:
- School Finance
- State’s efforts to improving teacher quality
- Standards, Assessments, & Accountability
- Student’s Chance for Success