What is the Arizona Report Card?

The Arizona Report Card monitors the state’s progress towards its five educational goals. It outlines recent state and local actions that impact these goals and provides additional actions to consider for the state to meet its goals.

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Our Goals

3rd Grade Reading
8th Grade Mathematics
High School Graduation
Associate's Degrees & Certificates
Bachelor's Degrees

The Latest Data Stories

High School Graduation

To get a sense of the proportion of Arizona's high school students moving on to educational success, it is helpful to look at a cohort of high school students over time. A decade after entering high school, only 17% of the 2002 high school freshman class in Arizona had earned a post-secondary degree by 2012.

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3rd Grade Reading

The number of third graders who meet the statewide standards has increased considerably, from 60% in 2010 to 66% in 2014. This equates to 5,070 additional students reading at grade level in 2014 compared to 5 years ago.

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Arizona's Progress Toward its 3rd Grade Reading Goal

Statewide, the number of children passing the third grade reading assessment has risen by a total of 5% from 2010 to 2014. Whereas improvement had largely stagnated in 2012 and 2013, we saw a 3% increase in the last year alone.

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Arizona's Progress Toward its 8th Grade NAEP Math Goal

The NAEP is administered every two years and tests a representative sample of Arizona students. In 2013, that sample included 2,800 eighth grade students. NAEP results are provided as scale scores in addition to achievement levels.

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Bachelor's Degrees

Arizona State University has seen a 15% increase in Bachelor's degrees awarded from 2010 to 2013. Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona have seen 25% and 10% increases respectively.

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Associate's Degrees & Certificates

Statewide, 39,696 degrees and certificates were awarded by Arizona's community colleges in 2012. The number of associate degrees awarded increased by 23%, while the number of certificates awarded increased by roughly 35%.

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