About the Metrics

The success of every child is vital to our state’s economic prosperity, quality of life and civic health. To deliver on the promise of education, our education system must offer both excellence and equity. We must close the achievement gap that leaves so many children behind, increase educational attainment overall and prepare a highly skilled workforce. At the same time, our system must be adaptive and keep pace with a changing world economy.

A Shared Vision for Arizona Education

A world-class education system is one in which every Arizona child, regardless of background, income, or zip code, is able to:

  • Access high-quality early learning that prepares him/her for Kindergarten
  • Read proficiently by the 3rd grade
  • Graduate from high school ready for college or career
  • Attain a college degree and/or certificate or industry credential

Progress Meter

The Arizona Education Progress Meter is the result of a partnership between Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona with all data provided by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

To achieve this vision, we must all work together to move the needle on the indicators highlighted on this site.

The path to excellence requires students who are motivated and ready to learn, involved parents, trained and committed educators, informed voters, an engaged business and philanthropic community, and capable and supportive elected officials. In other words, it takes all of us.



The following organizations have endorsed the Arizona Education Progress Meter as key metrics to monitor and build upon as we work together toward closing Arizona’s education attainment gap and providing a world-class education to every Arizona child: