With the pandemic progressing on, and counties across the region deciding to forgo in-person classes this fall, the education system is on top of many Northern Virginians’ minds right now. But, this statistic might ease parents’ current stress about Virginia’s public education system: According to WalletHub, the commonwealth has the fourth best school system in the country, even among a pandemic.
WalletHub, the personal-finance website, released its report on 2020’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems today, July 27. The ranking was determined by comparing all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, across 33 key measures of quality and safety, ranging from pupil-teacher ratio, dropout rate, median standardized test scores and school closures due to COVID-19.
Virginia ranked first in the statewide school closure due to COVID-19 section, fourth for both math test scores, bullying incidence rate and median ACT scores, and 14th for the percentage of threatened/injured high school students. To see the full report, and how Virginia compared to other states in these factors and more, click here.
So, who beat out Virginia for the top three spots? Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey reigned supreme, mostly due to high math and reading test scores, as well as low dropout rates. To find out more information on the study, visit wallethub.com.
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