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State State provides rewards to high-performing or improving schools1 State provides assistance to low-performing schools2 State sanctions low-performing schools2
United States3 37 36 32
       
Alabama Yes Yes Yes
Alaska No Yes No
Arizona No Yes Yes
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes
California Yes Yes Yes
       
Colorado Yes Yes Yes
Connecticut No No No
Delaware Yes Yes Yes
District of Columbia Yes No No
Florida Yes Yes Yes
       
Georgia Yes Yes Yes
Hawaii No Yes Yes
Idaho Yes Yes Yes
Illinois Yes Yes Yes
Indiana Yes Yes Yes
       
Iowa Yes No No
Kansas Yes Yes No
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes
Maine No Yes No
       
Maryland Yes Yes Yes
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes
Michigan No Yes Yes
Minnesota No No No
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes
       
Missouri No No No
Montana No No No
Nebraska No No No
Nevada Yes No Yes
New Hampshire Yes No No
       
New Jersey Yes No No
New Mexico Yes Yes Yes
New York Yes Yes Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes
North Dakota Yes No No
       
Ohio Yes Yes Yes
Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes
Oregon Yes No No
Pennsylvania Yes Yes No
Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes
       
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota No No No
Tennessee No Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes Yes
Utah No No No
       
Vermont Yes Yes Yes
Virginia Yes Yes Yes
Washington Yes No No
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes No
Wyoming No Yes Yes
1 Rewards do not have to be tied to a statewide rating system.
2 States receive a "Yes" if assistance and sanctions apply statewide, not just to Title I schools as required under the No Child Left Behind Act.
3 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for each column.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2012. Data Source
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