In addition, West Virginia students' "chance for success" ranked in the bottom tier of the country, according to the report. On the other hand, West Virginia ranks in the top ten best in categories "transitions and alignment" and "the teaching profession."
West Virginia supports beginning teachers more so than most states and provides incentives to teachers and principals working in targeted schools, according to the report.
The report also says that high school courses are closely aligned with the postsecondary system.
"Most of the indicators that appear in Quality Counts are based on original analyses and state survey data from the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, supplemented by information published by other organizations," the report states.
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