High-Quality Early Childhood
Education Makes the Difference.

Preparing Children for Success

High-quality early childhood education, whether in a home setting or a formal center, provides Arizona children the opportunity to succeed. It’s why hundreds of Arizona business, education and community leaders and organizations include quality early learning as an integral part of┬áthe Arizona Education Progress Meter.

22%
Goal 45%

Quality Early Learning

Percent of Arizona three- and four-year-old children who are in quality early learning settings

46%
Goal 72%

Third Grade Reading

Percent of Arizona third grade students who scored Proficient or Highly Proficient on the AzMERIT third grade English language arts assessment

41%
Goal 69%

Eighth Grade Math

Percent of Arizona eighth grade students who are prepared to be successful in high school math

78%
Goal 90%

High School Graduation Rate

Percent of Arizona high school students graduating in four years

13%
Goal 7%

Opportunity Youth

Percent of 16 to 24-year-olds in Arizona who are NOT going to school or working

55%
Goal 70%

Post-High School Enrollment

Percent of Arizona high school graduates who enrolled in postsecondary education the semester after graduating from high school

46%
Goal 60%

Attainment

Percent of Arizona residents 25 to 64 years of age who have completed two- or four-year degree or received a postsecondary certificate

Source: Expect More Arizona

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