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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.

Cited from: https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/Accountability/PACE/2017

PACE Yearly Reports:

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