Arizona aims to have 90 percent of its students proficient in English and math and to have a 90 percent four-year graduation rate by 2030.


It has set interim targets for each of these measures in three-year intervals, but those will apply in very different ways for different subgroups of students, and, absent data suggesting what’s feasible, the vast majority of them appear very ambitious. Arizona’s plan would be stronger if it provided clear strategic guidance on how it intended to address these large gaps in the time period identified. In contrast, the state’s graduation rate goals appear more realistic, and the state has pegged those goals to leading states of today.




Louisiana’s goals are ambitious, attainable and backed by clear data. The state is proposing to sustain its recent gains and annually increase its proficiency rates. Louisiana has set the same final target for all groups of students but it expects faster progress for groups that are starting further behind.


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