Colorado got a "C" grade from Education Week’s annual Quality Counts analysis this year, placing it 24th in the country in terms of the quality of education. The ranking means the state has slipped 3 spaces since last year.
- June 2015: Colorado Gets A 'C' Grade From Education Law Center
- Link: Quality Counts 2016: State Highlights Reports (subscription required)
It's the same grade posted by the nation as a whole, and no states got an “A” this year.
Colorado’s best grade – a B – is in how well the system –preschool, grade school, and high school – prepares students for college. In academic performance for Kindergarten through 12th grades, Colorado gets a C minus.
While graduation rates here have risen 7 percentage points since 2002, gaps in performance between students in poverty and their peers have risen. Finally, Colorado posts a D in school finance, ranking 37th in the nation.