Education Working Paper No. 6  September 2004


The Teachability Index: Can Disadvantaged Students Learn?

Table 8: Teachability by State in 2001

State

Teachability

Readiness

Economics

Community

Health

Race

Family

Alabama

-7.5%

41.7%

-27.4%

-12.7%

-10.4%

-9.4%

-26.5%

Alaska

-4.8%

-15.9%

41.2%

-31.7%

-18.7%

-11.7%

7.8%

Arizona

-20.1%

-43.5%

-11.3%

-36.3%

2.4%

-3.8%

-28.2%

Arkansas

-14.7%

-14.8%

-26.8%

-17.8%

-6.8%

1.9%

-24.1%

California

-12.5%

-39.5%

2.6%

-39.7%

39.1%

-24.2%

-13.5%

Colorado

-6.7%

-22.3%

18.4%

-32.3%

-5.2%

5.4%

-3.9%

Connecticut

10.4%

1.4%

43.4%

-13.8%

6.4%

4.0%

21.0%

Delaware

2.9%

-6.5%

15.4%

3.0%

31.3%

-5.0%

-20.8%

District of Columbia

-34.2%

-19.5%

-27.5%

-21.4%

-19.6%

-60.8%

-56.0%

Florida

-13.1%

-27.7%

-12.5%

-25.8%

7.1%

-0.7%

-19.3%

Georgia

-15.6%

-15.6%

-5.9%

-20.0%

-8.1%

-17.1%

-27.2%

Hawaii

1.1%

-30.0%

18.6%

26.9%

70.6%

-69.1%

-10.4%

Idaho

4.8%

-24.3%

-11.8%

33.6%

-3.9%

15.9%

19.3%

Illinois

-9.5%

-23.0%

9.0%

-32.1%

7.4%

-6.4%

-11.8%

Indiana

-0.6%

3.2%

5.0%

-8.5%

-9.4%

11.4%

-5.2%

Iowa

16.7%

2.5%

2.3%

53.0%

-4.0%

19.6%

26.7%

Kansas

-3.2%

-1.5%

0.3%

-24.6%

-7.9%

9.6%

4.8%

Kentucky

-1.6%

29.5%

-27.6%

-4.6%

-11.4%

14.7%

-10.5%

Louisiana

-16.5%

25.4%

-33.0%

-25.7%

-15.4%

-18.6%

-31.4%

Maine

49.2%

69.1%

-11.1%

181.1%

-11.6%

23.5%

44.1%

Maryland

-3.7%

1.9%

32.8%

-26.8%

-5.0%

-18.5%

-6.7%

Massachusetts

11.0%

-5.6%

26.8%

-23.3%

30.5%

7.7%

30.0%

Michigan

-2.0%

5.4%

4.6%

-27.0%

1.1%

2.1%

1.7%

Minnesota

15.1%

-8.1%

37.0%

-0.2%

8.9%

13.9%

38.9%

Mississippi

-12.5%

51.0%

-32.5%

-14.1%

-19.2%

-21.8%

-38.2%

Missouri

-3.3%

18.2%

-4.5%

-25.8%

-8.7%

8.1%

-7.0%

Montana

3.2%

26.9%

-25.6%

-6.2%

-5.0%

15.4%

13.6%

Nebraska

7.7%

-0.5%

11.6%

15.7%

-9.7%

14.1%

14.7%

Nevada

-14.6%

-47.1%

13.3%

-38.2%

9.6%

-4.3%

-21.0%

New Hampshire

40.5%

35.2%

52.4%

52.9%

9.5%

22.3%

70.5%

New Jersey

6.8%

-10.3%

34.0%

-22.9%

21.5%

-13.5%

-0.3%

New Mexico

-27.2%

-35.3%

-29.9%

-35.0%

-15.5%

-15.0%

-32.6%

New York

-7.9%

-25.9%

-6.6%

-22.9%

21.5%

-13.5%

-0.3%

North Carolina

-13.8%

-16.6%

-13.7%

-17.9%

-6.9%

-8.2%

-19.8%

North Dakota

52.9%

45.3%

-10.5%

215.0%

-6.1%

17.6%

56.1%

Ohio

0.7%

14.2%

-0.1%

-13.1%

-1.3%

8.2%

-3.8%

Oklahoma

-12.5%

-5.5%

-24.8%

-18.4%

-4.3%

-3.0%

-19.1%

Oregon

-4.9%

-26.7%

-5.6%

-12.8%

4.4%

10.2%

1.0%

Pennsylvania

2.5%

-3.1%

2.0%

-10.1%

8.0%

8.7%

9.3%

Rhode Island

-3.6%

-11.4%

1.6%

-9.3%

-5.6%

8.3%

-5.1%

South Carolina

-9.3%

14.3%

-9.2%

-12.2%

-5.7%

-14.4%

-28.7%

South Dakota

20.8%

3.9%

-4.2%

112.8%

-12.6%

12.9%

12.0%

Tennessee

-9.5%

17.1%

-20.5%

-19.7%

-14.2%

2.2%

-21.9%

Texas

-19.8%

-43.5%

-16.1%

-25.1%

2.9%

-9.6%

-27.2%

Utah

15.1%

-11.7%

23.8%

25.2%

10.0%

13.7%

29.4%

Vermont

27.6%

53.1%

6.4%

23.2%

-0.6%

23.3%

60.5%

Virginia

-3.2%

-0.1%

14.3%

-18.7%

-6.6%

-7.9%

-0.3%

Washington

-2.4%

-19.3%

8.6%

-29.3%

8.7%

4.2%

12.6%

West Virginia

11.5%

78.8%

-35.1%

25.3%

-18.1%

21.1%

-2.9%

Wisconsin

0.1%

-15.4%

14.6%

-19.6%

-7.8%

13.3%

15.5%

Wyoming

10.4%

32.1%

-6.5%

14.2%

-8.7%

17.3%

14.3%

Figure 8: Ranking of States by Teachability in 2001

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