The state policy grades assign each state and the District of Columbia a grade of A/B/C/D/F based on the state-specific legislation, regulations, policies and/or or directives adopted or enacted through December 31, 2012. Scoring, ranking and grades do not account for state-specific proposed legislation or policies that were proposed but not adopted or enacted as of December 31, 2012.
Initial analysis was done and grades were assigned using publicly-available sources and materials. Once initial analysis was complete and initial grades were assigned, this information was sent to each respective governing state education entity for review, input and comment prior to assignment of a final grade and ranking.
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