Math prepares and develops a child’s mind to accept, analyze and execute complex ideas. Success in math in 8th grade is a key milestone for students.
Math skills learned in elementary and middle school prepare them for more rigorous high school math and for success after school. Kids with strong math skills are more likely to graduate from high school and college.
Today, only a small fraction of Arizona’s eighth graders have the math skills they need to be considered on track, and the gap is even more significant among minority and at-risk populations.
Eighth Grade Math is defined as the percentage of 8th Graders who pass one or more of their eighth-grade assessments with a rate of “proficient” or “highly proficient”. Data can be viewed for any one of the four assessments including the general exam, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.