The Education and Workforce category includes the following measures: Fourth-grade reading and math proficiency, eighth-grade reading and math proficiency, high school graduation rates, bachelor’s degree attainment, advanced degree attainment, college affordability for public four-year institutions, Advanced Placement exams scores, and patents per capita.
Please note that due to lags in collecting and publishing data, some metrics contain data from the current year while others may lag two to three years behind.
|2009 to Most Recent Change||Most Recent PA Score||Most Recent Median Score||Most Recent PA Rank||2009 to Most Recent Change in Rank|
|School Quality: 4th Grade Reading Proficiency||3.38%||40.00%||36.00%||11||-1|
|School Quality: 4th Grade Math Proficiency||1.51%||44.00%||40.00%||13||-5|
|School Quality: 8th Grade Reading Proficiency||0.10%||40.00%||35.50%||9||-4|
|School Quality: 8th Grade Math Proficiency||1.85%||38.00%||34.00%||13||-3|
|High School Graduation Rate, Including GED Equivalency||5.10%||86.10%||85.50%||21||-7|
|Bachelors Degree Attainment||5.00%||31.40%||30.80%||23||+3|
|Advanced Degree Attainment||2.30%||12.50%||11.20%||18||No change|
|Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Scores||0.80%||66.90%||59.50%||7||No change|
|Patents per Capita||10.20||34.52||32.36||24||No change|