The publication released its 2013 "Quality Counts" rankings Thursday. Kansas' overall grade was a C.
Kansas received a B- for its standards, assessments and accountability. It also got a B- for a category called chance for success. The index looks at 13 indicators, such as high school graduation, family income and preschool and kindergarten enrollment.
But Kansas got a D+ for kindergarten through 12th grade achievement. It also got a D+ for the teaching profession category.
Maryland received the highest score in the survey, followed by Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.