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8th Grade Indicators
Arizona Indicators - 8th Grade




ACT Explore scores in math for Arizona students are slightly below the national average, and have dropped a percentage point since 2010.


ACT Explore scores in science for Arizona students are also slightly below the national average, and have dropped slightly since 2010.


At least 23% of those students taking the test are college ready in the areas of math and science, the highest percentage over the last five years.


The percentage of Arizona 8th grade students who are interested in STEM careers - 44% - has remained essentially unchanged since 2010. However, the number and percentage of AZ students taking the ACT Explore test has steadily increased since 2010.

ACT Explore Scores for 8th Grade Students-Math Scores

ACT Explore Scores for 8th Grade Students-Science Scores

Percent of 8th Grade Students in Arizona Who are College Ready

Percent of 8th grade students interested in STEM Careers

Percent of AZ students taking ACT Explore test


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