What is the PACE Report?
The Governor's "On PACE 66% by 2020" initiative seeks to increase the state's educational performance to reach the 66 percent benchmark. The vision is that at least two-thirds of Utahns ages 20 to 64 will have earned a postsecondary degree or certificate.
The "PACE" acronym represents initiatives to achieve the following by 2020:
- Prepare young learners
Key metrics: 90 percent proficiency in 3rd, 6th and 8th grade reading; 90 percent proficiency in 3rd, 6th and 8th grade math; and 100 percent of high school seniors taking the ACT test.
- Access for all students
Key metrics: a 90 percent high school graduation rate; 80 percent post-secondary enrollment rate; and elimination of waiting lists in required courses.
- Complete certificates and degrees
Key metrics: 13 percent of the workforce will have board approved certificates; 14 percent of the workforce will have associates degrees; 28 percent of the workforce will have bachelor's degrees; and 11 percent of the workforce will have graduate degrees.
- Economic alignment
Key metric: 90 percent of graduates will be employed in their fields of study.
PACE Yearly Reports: