School Choice Score: 62%
Kansas’ tax credit scholarship program is limited to low-income families who are enrolled in failing schools. Currently only 118 students across the state are receiving tax credit scholarships.
- Source: EdChoice
Charter Schools Score: 0%
Like other rural states, Kansas offers some access to digital learning modalities, but other than that, parents have few choices and few assurances that teacher quality is acceptable.
Online Learning Score: 82%
The state’s law provides students access to multiple providers, but options would improve overall by updating the state’s online education approval process. Kansas continues to use their ninety-three virtual schools and programs to provide opportunities to access online courses and services, many of which serve out-of-district students. Additionally, The Virtual School Act altered the funding of online students so that all full-time virtual students are funded at 1.05 (105%) of base FTE students.
Teacher Quality Score: 68%
Delivering Well Prepared Teachers D+
Expanding the Pool of Teachers D-
Identifying Effective Teachers C
Retaining Effective Teachers D+
Exiting Ineffective Teachers C-