The "chance for success" category measures factors like family income and parent education that show the role of education in a person's life, according to the report. West Virginia received a "C-minus" in the category, similar to last year's mark, according to a news release from the Department of Education. The score is 46th in the nation.
The "transitions and alignments" category measures how a state's education policies link all facets of public and early education with postsecondary education and the workforce. West Virginia's rank fell from an "A" to a "B-plus" in 2013, according to the department news release.
The other two categories with results that did not change from last year are the teaching professions and standards, assessments and accountability rankings.
West Virginia received a "C-plus" in teaching profession and an "A" in standards, assessments and accountability.
This is the 17th year for the report. Researchers surveyed more than 1,300 teachers for the report, which also compiles national opinions on how school atmosphere impacts student success.
More information about West Virginia's scores and the report is available at www.edweek.org.