Expect More Arizona recently launched a new online tool, in partnership with the Center for the Future of Arizona, to help parents, educators and stakeholders understand how Arizona’s educational system is performing. The Arizona Education Progress Meter is a simple visualization of a path to creating a world-class education for all Arizona students. There are eight key metrics highlighted, including college degree attainment, median teacher pay and preschool enrollment.
To be able to share school-level data from the Progress Meter with parents and others, we partnered with the Education Evaluator, a public school map which provides an easy, transparent way to research and compare schools across the state. Users can view enrollment information, student achievement data and school specific information for all of Arizona’s public schools — district and charter. Through the Education Evaluator search feature on our website, you can now access school-specific data for the four Progress Meter statistics that address K-12 education:
- College attendance among recent high school graduates
- Percent of high school students who graduate on time
- Percent of 8th graders who scored proficient or highly proficient on the math portion of the AzMERIT assessment
- Percent of 3rd graders who scored proficient or highly proficient on the AzMERIT English language arts test
Click on any of these categories on the Progress Meter website to search for your neighborhood school to see where it stands in these four categories.
The data represents key milestones on the path to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all Arizonans. Progress made in each area will ultimately create a more prosperous economy, ensure students have the knowledge and credentials necessary for good jobs and improve the civic health of communities. Each indicator includes additional resources, examples of excellence and ways to take action. Visit the Arizona Education Progress Meter to see where Arizona stands and learn how you can help.
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