For two years running, Education Week ranked Arkansas as fifth nationally in educational policies and performance despite low ratings in student achievement and lack of success, according to Arkansas News.
The B-minus ranking — the same designation the state received in 2013 — is only outweighed by Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.
Arkansas’ two As were in transition and alignment where the state ranked second, and in assessment and accountability, where the state landed in sixth place.
However, those As were dampened slightly by a C in finance, C-minus in chance for success and D in student achievement.
The nation, overall, received a C-minus.