Eighth-grade Math Proficiency

Aspiration
Every eighth-grader is proficient or above grade level in math.

Core Indicator
Percent of eighth-graders passing math state standards.

Challenge
Only 38 percent of children are proficient in math by the end of eighth grade.

Why It Matters
Algebra is the gatekeeper for access to upper-level high school courses in math and science, which are drivers of high school graduation, college readiness and college completion.

For more detailed information, see our Baseline Report.

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