Colorado Is the 15th Best State For Public Education in the U.S.
The educational system in America has changed a lot since I was a kid. Distraction culture is high and there's a lot of pressure on the youth of America. With that in mind, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos alerted the country to a "student achievement crisis" in 2020, announcing a decline in math and reading scores.
According to a study done by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, though, Colorado has something to smile about when it comes to educating our children. While national averages might be a bit concerning, local performance by students remains strong: and Colorado is straight up smart, y'all.
Out of all 50 states, Colorado ranked 15th, with the following average scores provided by MeetFabric.com:
- Composite score: 81.1
- Grade 4 Math: 2 points above average
- Grade 4 Reading: 6 points above average
- Grade 8 Math: 4 points above average
- Grade 8 Reading: 5 points above average
- Graduaton rate: 79%
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 17.4
Our public schools are certainly something to be proud of in our state, and that's why we want to recognize our local teachers. Nominate your favorite Northern Colorado educator for Teacher Tuesday right here: