Education is a top priority for many Americans, but the American education system is a mess, according to a new report from the Education Policy Institute.
The report, which ranked the best and worst performing states and districts across the country, found that states with the lowest rates of student achievement are all located in the Northeast.
The report also ranked the states with highest rates of poverty, among other factors.
The states with worst student achievement include states like Vermont, which had the worst score, and Washington, D.C., which had no scores at all.
In fact, Vermont scored below the national average of 49.3 out of 100.
The highest-scoring states include Illinois, Alabama, Florida, and New York.
The Education Policy report ranked the 50 states and territories based on a formula that considers two factors: the proportion of students attending public school, and the proportion who graduate high school.
These two factors are combined to create a score.
States with the highest student achievement, including New Jersey, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and Illinois, had a higher percentage of students in high school who graduated in the top half of their states compared to the rest of the nation.
The most popular state for students to attend school was New York with a score of 8.5 out of a possible 100, followed by Rhode Island at 8.1 and Massachusetts at 8, according the report.
Other states with high student achievement included Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina.
States that ranked the worst included Louisiana, Florida and Texas, all of which had scores of less than 1.0 out of 10.
These states had the highest poverty rates and a high percentage of the students attending the most expensive public school system.
For the states that ranked best, there was a wide range in how the states performed, with Massachusetts scoring the highest in the nation, followed closely by Rhode, Maryland and Connecticut.
But the states ranked worst also had the lowest percentages of students graduating high school in their states.
In addition to the states listed in the report, the report also found that the U.S. ranks below the OECD average in the percentage of graduates who graduate with a bachelor’s degree, with nearly half of all graduates failing to complete a bachelor degree.
This data suggests that there are too many schools and not enough teachers in schools.
The problem is especially acute in poor and minority communities, the authors wrote.
According to the Education Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the most-populous states in the country have the lowest average student achievement.
These include New Jersey with the worst scores, Delaware and Louisiana with the best scores, as well as Connecticut, New Mexico and South Carolina with the second-worst scores.