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Utah’s K-12 academic proficiency by gender and race/ethnicity

March 20, 2019

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An interactive K-12 graph as seen on Utah's Education Pipeline dashboard.

One of the metrics used to explore students’ preparedness for postsecondary education and the workforce preparation is through their core academic proficiency in math, reading, writing, and science. In the “Utah’s Education Pipeline” dashboard, it explores the academic proficiency of Utah’s 4th and 8th graders by their gender and race/ethnicity.

The average proficiency across all grades and subjects has increased over time by more than 19%, but with significant disparities between different racial and ethnic groups in Utah. Advanced proficiency is highest among Asian and White students at 5.3% and 5.9% respectively. As for gender, females reached proficiency more frequently than their male counterparts, averaging to a difference of 2.3% across subjects.

Explore more on the “K-12 Education” section of the Utah Education Pipeline dashboard.