Breakdown of Results Measures

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K-8 Testing

Reading, writing and math skills measures as an average in grades 4 and 8.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

High School Graduation Rates

The percent of freshman that graduate 4 years later

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

SAT/ ACT Scores

2-Year Degree Graduation Rates

The percentage of students that have attained a 2-year degree (such as and associates or vocational degree) in up to 3 years.

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

4-Year Degree Graduation Rates

The percentage of students that have attained a 4-year degree (such as a bachelors degree) in up to 6 years.

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professional/ Advanced Degree Graduation Rates

The percentage of the population with an advanced graduate degree or professional degree (such as doctor or lawyer) in the state

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Real GDP

Economic Diversity

Business Competitiveness

Index of factors contributing to business competitiveness and a business friendly environment in the state.

Source: ALEC

Median Household Income

Unemployment Rate

Percentage of the labor force population that is unemployed

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Net Job Growth

The number of jobs added to state economy minus the total number of jobs lost over the past year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Income Inequality

A GINI coefficient measuring the distribution of wealth in the state in a given year.

Source: US Census Bureau

New Firms

Venture Capital Investment

Rate of Poverty

The rate of both the adult and child population living below the poverty line.

Source: US Census Bureau

Violent Crimes

Rate of violent crimes committed in the state per 1,000 people

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Property Crimes

Rate of property crimes committed in the state per 1,000 people

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Recidivism Rate

The percentage of offenders convicted of new crimes within 3 years of their release for adults and children

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Rate of Incarceration

Rate of adult and child population incarcerated per 100,000 people

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Cost of Correction System

Dollars spent on the state corrections system annually and per capita.

Source: US Census Bureau

Traffic Fatalities

Traffic deaths per 100 million vehicle miles travelled in the state

Source: US Census Bureau

Child Maltreatment

Number of abuse and neglect cases per capita

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Rate of Homelessness

Number of homeless individuals per capita

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Renewable Energy

Percentage of renewable energy (wind, hydroelectric, solar, and geothermal) megawatts generated in the state based on the total energy generated

Source: US Energy Information Agency

CO2 Emissions

Millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide generated annually within the state

Source: US Energy Information Agency

Water Quality

Aggregated index of water quality and composition based on data from USGS

Source: US Geological Survey

Air Quality

National Ambient Air Quality Standards measure of toxins in parts per million

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Cost of Healthcare

Spending for all healthcare in the state per capita in real dollars.

Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation

Rate of Obesity

Quality of Health

America’s Health Rankings Index Data

Source: The United Health Foundation

Infant Mortality Rate

Rate of infant mortality per 1,000 births annually

Source: US Census Bureau

Rate of Uninsured

Percentage of total population that have no private insurance

Source: US Census Bureau

Rate of Smokers

Workplace Injuries

Number of injuries in all public and private employment per 100 employees

Source: The Bureau for Labor Statistics

Quality of Health and Happiness

Gallup-Healthways survey evaluating happiness and quality of life

Source: Gallup-Heathway Wellness Survey

Food Insecurity

Percentage of households in low and very low food security

Source: US Department of Agriculture

Infrastructure Grade

ASCE calculation of quality and level of maintenance in state infrastructure including: roads, bridges, railways, sewers, airports, landfills, etc.

Source: American Society of Civil Engineers

State Debt

Citizen Tax Burden

Total annual tax revenue per capita

Source: The Tax Foundation

Unfunded Pension Liability

Percentage of pension liabilities of the state that are currently unfunded

Source: Morningstar, Inc.

Federal Dependency

Percentage of state revenue that comes from federal grants-in-aid

Source: Us Census Bureau

Credit Rating

State government credit rating

Source: Standard and Poor, Inc.

State Employees

The percentage of state employees (measures as full-time equivalent employees) over the total population

Source: US Census Bureau

Public Records Available Online

The percentage of public records that can be found online at state government websites

Source: Results America

Government use of Technology

Technology grade based on information from the Center for Digital Government

Source: The Center for Digital Government

Governor’s Goals and Measures Online

The presence of the governor’s own scorecard and performance measure program, including goals to reach during his or her term of office.

Source: State Websites

Citizen Customer Satisfaction

A measure of satisfaction of state government performance by citizens

Source: Results America

Performance Measures and Data Online

Government Spending as a Percentage of GDP

The total of state and local government expenditures in the previous year as a percentage of GDP

Source: US Census Bureau

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