Educators, teachers, and parents are all trying to determine which of their students is learning the most and how best to improve their learning environment.
With so many variables, it can be difficult to pinpoint the best way to improve.
But there is a simple way to look at which teachers are doing the best job in a given class and determine how best the district can improve the learning environment for students.
The data from the latest report on teacher effectiveness and instructional effectiveness, released by the National Center for Education Statistics, show that the top five states are all among the top 10 states for teachers.
Here are the top 5 states for the states where students are doing well in math, reading, science, and reading at grade level: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.