In three categories, we can still compare grades from 2013. Quality Counts now grades Kentucky:
- C on Chance of Success, the same as 2013, while moving up from 38th to 35th.
- C on Equity and Spending, up from a C- in 2013, while moving up from 34th to 26th.
- C- on K-12 Achievement, the same as 2013, while moving down from 13th to 19th.
- C- on Early Childhood, with a rank of 26th.
- Transitions and Alignment, on which Kentucky had a 2013 grade of A and ranked 4th.
- Standards, Assessments, and Accountability, where we had an A- and ranked 20th.
- Teaching Profession, where we had a B- and ranked 5th.
- C as an overall grade, down from a B-, with our rank dropping from 10th to 29th.
Opinion: Quality Counts 2015 ends up saying that Kentucky education is producing:
- Stronger results (19th in K-12 Achievement)
- With ordinary resources (26th in Early Childhood and in Equity and Spending)
- For students who face deeper challenges than those in most other states (35th in Chance for Success)