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Education changes lives and creates opportunity.

What success looks like:

 

Every Arizonan is prepared for success in life and work, and our state is known for its critical thinkers, problem-solvers, innovators, and adaptive life-long learners.

The Education Progress Meter reports on metrics that include data from early childhood education through college and career.

Goal
45%
19% 

Quality Early Learning

Percent of Arizona 3- and 4-year Old Children that are in Quality Early Learning Settings
Quality Early Learning
First Things First, Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Department of Economic Security, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-18 (2019)
Goal
72%
46% 

Third Grade Reading

AzMERIT Passing Rate Percentage for Third Grade Reading (Student Who Scored as Proficient or Highly Proficient)
Third Grade Reading
Arizona Department of Education, AzMERIT results. Year is end year of school year (ex. 2019 = 2018-2019 school year) (2019)
Goal
69%
41% 

Eighth Grade Math

AzMERIT Passing Rate Percentage for Grade 8 Math Overall (Students Who Scored as Proficient or Highly Proficient)
Eighth Grade Math
Arizona Department of Education, AzMERIT results. Year indicates ending year of the school term (Ex: 2019 = 2018-2019 school year). (2019)
Goal
90%
79% 

High School Graduation Rate

Percentage of Students Graduating from High School in 4 years.
4-year High School Graduation Rate
Arizona Board of Regents (2019)
Goal
7%
 12%

Opportunity Youth

Percent of Persons Age 16-24 Neither Working Nor in School
Opportunity Youth
U.S. Census Bureau, 1-year Public Use Microdata Series Person File for Arizona. (2019)
Goal
70%
53% 

Post-High School Enrollment

Percentage of High School Graduates Enrolling in College the Semester Following Graduation
Post-High School Enrollment
Arizona Board of Regents and National Center for Education Statistics (2018)
Goal
60%
46% 

Post-Secondary Attainment

Percent of Persons Age 25-64 with an Associate's Degree or Better, or Professional Certification
Attainment
U.S. Census Bureau, 1-year Public Use Microdata Series person file for Arizona, Current Population Survey. (2019)
Arizona
50th
Trend

Teacher Pay

Teacher Pay and Comparable Professions Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
Teacher Pay
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2018. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Price Parities, 2018. (2019)
The ASU Decision Center for Educational Excellence, the Center for the Future of Arizona and Expect More Arizona collaboratively developed a new advanced feature of the Education Progress Meter which readily provides county, municipal, both public and charter school district, and individual school level data that matters most to local communities.

 

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Arizona Education Progress Meter Development Partners

Expect More Arizona
ASU Decision Center for Educational Excellence

 

 

Arizona Education Progress Meter Launch Partners

  • A for Arizona
  • Arizona Board of Regents
  • Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC)
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Arizona Charter School Association
  • Arizona College Access Network
  • Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • Arizona Education Association
  • Arizona Gear Up
  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona School Boards Association
  • Arizona State Board of Education
  • Center for Student Achievement
  • Children’s Action Alliance
  • College Success Arizona
  • East Valley Partnership
  • First Things First
  • Governor’s Office of Education
  • Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
  • Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • New Schools for Phoenix
  • Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance
  • Read On Arizona
  • Rodel Foundation
  • Social Venture Partners
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council
  • Stand for Children Arizona
  • Sun Corridor Inc.
  • Teacher Retention Project
  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tucson Metro Chamber
  • United Way of Northern Arizona
  • United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
  • Valley of the Sun United Way

 

 

Local Governments That Have Adopted the State's Attainment Goal and Arizona Education Progress Meter

  • City of Apache Junction
  • City of Buckeye
  • City of Casa Grande
  • City of Chandler
  • City of Coolidge
  • City of Cottonwood
  • City of Douglas
  • City of Eloy
  • City of Flagstaff
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Holbrook
  • City of Kingman
  • City of Maricopa
  • City of Mesa
  • City of Nogales
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Prescott
  • City of San Luis
  • City of Scottsdale
  • City of Sedona
  • City of Show Low
  • City of Tempe
  • City of Tolleson
  • City of Tucson
  • City of Winslow
  • Coconino County
  • La Paz County
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Pinal County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Town of Camp Verde
  • Town of Florence
  • Town of Hayden
  • Town of Kearny
  • Town of Mammoth
  • Town of Marana
  • Town of Oro Valley
  • Town of Payson
  • Town of Prescott Valley
  • Town of Queen Creek
  • Town of Sahuarita
  • Town of Superior
  • Town of Winkelman
  • Yavapai County

Education Data Profile

Download these consolidated reports to get a “snapshot in time” of the data we’ve collected on our shared priorities. These reports cover all 15 of Arizona’s counties as well as urban areas and demographic subgroups. Each profile features information and data visualizations that Arizonans can use to better understand and impact their communities.
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