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Correlations > Education Statistics > Best Educated Index

DEFINITION: "This fourth Smartest State designation is awarded based on 21 factors chosen from Morgan Quitno’s annual reference book, Education State Rankings, 2005-2006. Featuring four new factors, this year’s award de-emphasizes spending for public schools and instead measures states based on student achievement, positive outcomes and personal attention from teachers." - Morgan Quitno Press
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Correlations between Education > Best Educated Index ...

Variable Strength
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Reading 76% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Reading 75% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 4 Reading 73% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Reading 71% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Reading 71% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Reading 67% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Writing 65% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Science 64% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Writing 64% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Math 62% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Writing 62% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Math 61% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Science 61% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Math 60% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Math 60% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Reading 60% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Writing 60% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Math 59% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 8 Reading 59% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Science 59% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Teen Birth Rate per 1,000 (inverse) 59% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Math 57% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Housing > Percent of Housing Units That Were Built in 1939 or Earlier 57% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Science 55% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Writing 55% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Writing 54% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Science 52% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Lifestyle > Best States to Live 52% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Science 49% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Health Index 49% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Elementary & Secondary > Free Lunch Eligible (per capita) (inverse) 48% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 8 Math 47% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 8 Science 47% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Labor > Employment Ratio 44% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 4 Math 43% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Crime > Firearms Death Rate per 100,000 (inverse) 43% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Economy > GSP > Real GSP > Hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities (per capita) 42% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Economy > GSP > Nominal GSP > Hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities (per capita) 42% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Medicaid Payments per Enrollee, FY2002 42% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Percent of Women who had Dental Visit 40% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 4 Science 40% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Industry > Industrial firms > Total number of employees (per capita) 39% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 8 Writing 39% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Skilled Nursing Facility Days of Care 38% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Lifestyle > Percent of Married-Couple Families With Both Husband and Wife in the Labor Force 38% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Skilled Nursing Facility Admissions 38% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Elementary & Secondary Finance > Instruct. Expend.- Subtotal (per capita) 38% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Percent with some health care coverage 38% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Economy > GSP > Gross Operating Surplus > Social assistance (per capita) 37% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Registered Nurses per 10,000 Population 37% [plot | correlate | graph]
Average: 53%

About Correlations:

A correlation is a statistical measure of similarity between at least two given sets of data. StateMaster's correlations compare two variables from our database and reveal statistical relationships between them. The percentages you see represent the strength (or likelihood) that a change in the topic variable is matched by a change in the listed variables below it. But remember: These correlations do not imply causation, that is, one does not necessarily cause the other. Also, not all variables contain all states, rather subsets of states matched together.

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NOTES:

  • Outliers have been removed only where they are outside 3 standard deviations of the mean.
  • Only variable pairs where at least 15 states match for each have been considered.
  • Strength is given by the correlation coefficient (R squared). It is the fraction of variation in Y that can be attributed to the variation in X. 100% signifies a perfect fit (R squared of 1). The top 50 such stats are displayed

SOURCE: Morgan Quitno Press, 2005

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