Fourth grade is a critical milestone for Arizona students and STEM education. Over 40% of Arizona students report liking math, although this remains unchanged since 2009. Only 38% of Arizona 4th grade students are proficient at math. This is slightly below the national average, but represents an increase since 2009 for Arizona's students.
Fourth grade represents a significant opportunity for early intervention.
Percent of 4th Grade Students At or Above Proficient Level on NAEP Math Assessment
Percent of 4th Grade Students who answer Always or Almost Always when asked if they Like Math