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Fairly recently, a company called Morgan Quitno developed the Smartest State Award.
Calculations for the award were based on factors like standardized test grades and the number of libraries per square mile in each state.
Also playing a major role is the student-teacher ratio. The fewer students per teacher, the better.
The state of Vermont (ranking first on this list) has an average student-teacher ratio of less than 11 to 1.
In Arizona (ranking last) the average pupil-teacher ratio exceeds 20 to 1.
The following list shows how your state measures up compared to other U.S. states, in terms of the quality of public education.
Following that is a list of average IQ scores by state, based on a calculation of SAT scores, according to various statistical websites. Try not to take it personally.
4. NEW JERSEY
12. NEW HAMPSHIRE
14. RHODE ISLAND
16. NEW YORK
17. SOUTH DAKOTA
21. NORTH DAKOTA
23. NORTH CAROLINA
26. SOUTH CAROLINA
37. WEST VIRGINIA
43. NEW MEXICO
The National Center for Education Statistics is an organization that measures each state's performance in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Results are calculated by subject. Topics covered are math, reading, writing, and science, for fourth graders and eighth graders.
To see student-teacher ratios, funding, libraries and other educational demographics by state, visit nces.ed.gov.
For more state rankings (not all of them so serious), a list of June holidays, and other interesting info (educational and otherwise), visit any link on this page.
Here's a list of average IQ scores by state. These results DO NOT apply to individuals.
104 IQ - New Hampshire
103 IQ - Massachusetts, Oregon, Wisconsin
102 IQ - Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington
101 IQ - Alaska, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Utah, Wyoming
100 IQ - Arizona, California, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia
99 IQ - Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana
98 IQ - Arkansas, Florida
97 IQ - Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
96 IQ - New Mexico
95 IQ - District of Columbia
94 IQ - Mississippi, South Carolina
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