Appendix 3: OTL Core Resource Rankings

The key Opportunity to Learn four core resources are access to:

  1. high-quality early childhood education;
  2. highly effective teachers;
  3. a college preparatory curriculum; and
  4. equitable instructional materials.

At a minimum, all students must have equitable access to these key educational resources if they are to have a fair and substantive opportunities to learn and opportunity for success. The following chart provides the rank among the states and the District of Columbia for each of these four resources. Further data systems and analysis are needed to develop a universal index for determining the access and quality of the resources provided in each state.

 

 State High-Quality Early Childhood Education Highly Effective Teachers Well-Funded Instructional Materials College Preparatory Curriculum
Alabama 28 26 46 19
Alaska No Program 2 11 23
Arizona 35 10 50 48
Arkansas 7 1 33 1
California 24 25 29 43
Colorado 32 13 37 10
Connecticut 4 34 3 34
Delaware 11 48 9 37
District of Columbia No Program 2 5 51
Florida 18 21 44 20
Georgia 3 35 25 31
Hawaii No Program 8 18 16
Idaho No Program 36 47 22
Illinois 14 46 24 42
Indiana No Program 49 21 29
Iowa 33 15 28 11
Kansas 28 33 31 7
Kentucky 8 22 42 44
Louisiana 4 30 34 46
Maine 31 16 8 12
Maryland 22 32 13 35
Massachusetts 24 28 5 15
Michigan 8 50 22 38
Minnesota 24 39 16 17
Mississippi No Program 40 48 28
Missouri 35 42 30 26
Montana No Program 4 27 27
Nebraska 38 31 17 36
Nevada 33 23 45 39
New Hampshire No Program 44 10 6
New Jersey 1 37 2 49
New Mexico 30 7 39 4
New York 8 43 1 41
North Carolina 11 3 38 32
North Dakota No Program 5 26 40
Ohio 37 41 23 5
Oklahoma 4 6 49 30
Oregon 14 24 32 18
Pennsylvania 18 45 12 33
Rhode Island No Program 9 7 45
South Carolina 27 27 36 50
South Dakota No Program 14 41 8
Tennessee 14 18 40 25
Texas 14 11 43 24
Utah No Program 20 50 14
Vermont 18 17 4 2
Virginia 23 29 20 21
Washington 18 38 35 13
West Virginia 2 12 19 47
Wisconsin 11 47 14 3
Wyoming No Program 19 15 9

 

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