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Education Indicators


 
 

Adult Indicators
Rank
Indicator
6
Adult education enrollment
4
Percentage of persons retrainable with existing funds
4
Percentage of population with high school diploma
4
Percentage of adults with associate's, bachelor's or graduate degree
3
Waiting time for adult ESL courses
 

Children Indicators
Rank
Indicator
5
Number of children on subsidized childcare waiting list
5
Number of child care spaces needed in each age group
4
Nursery education (number of children attending pre-school)
 

Literacy Indicators
Rank
Indicator
8
Literacy rate
 

Post-secondary Indicators
Rank
Indicator
5
Students entering postsecondary education
5
Rate of college graduation (five year rate)
5
Technical school graduates employed in field
5
Tuition net cost as percent of disposable income
4
Degrees awarded from county universities and community colleges
4
High school graduates pursuing advanced training
3
Number of pupils completing college entrance requirement
 

Schools Indicators
Rank
Indicator
1
Operating expenditure per student
 

Skills Indicators
Rank
Indicator
8
Numeracy
6
High school graduates needing remediation in community colleges or state univ.
3
Achievement Test Scores
2
Percent of districts with mean test scores equal/above state average
2
Percent of districts with graduation rate above state average
 

Sustainability Indicators
Rank
Indicator
6
Frequency of sustainable development in K-12 curricula
5
Sustainable development literacy of the public
5
Number of schools in sustainable school program
 

Teacher Indicators
Rank
Indicator
5
Ethnic diversity of teaching staff
4
Student/teacher ratio
4
Education level of faculty
2
Average teacher salary
 

Training Indicators
Rank
Indicator
7
Employer-sponsored training for front-line employees
6
Number of residents in job training programs
6
Number of residents in vocational programs
6
Number of students in job prep programs
5
Percent of post-secondary graduates finding employment in their field
 

Volunteers Indicators
Rank
Indicator
6
Volunteer involvement in schools
5
Number of community volunteer programs to support schools
 

Youth Indicators
Rank
Indicator
5
High school graduation rates
4
Students failing 1st grade
4
Television and video use by 6th graders
4
School dropout rate
4
Schools with 12th grade dropout rate over 10 percent
 






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