Posted: Aug 4, 2014 6:18 PM by Caroline McDougall
Updated: Aug 4, 2014 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A financial website ranked Louisiana as the fourth-worst state for education after a nationwide survey of performance indicators.
According to the study posted on WalletHub, Louisiana had the highest percentage of students repeating grade levels, and the lowest reading and math scores compared to other states.
The study ranked state education based on two categories: school system quality rank and education output and safety rank.
Within the categories, WalletHub, calculated numbers by examining state mathematics and reading scores, dropout rates, student-teacher ratios, bullying incidents, percentage of people age 25 and older with bachelor degrees and a financial literacy grade.
In the list, the site ranked New Jersey as No. 1 in school quality. The District of Columbia was ranked last.