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NC Pre-K Enrollment

Percentage of eligible North Carolina 4 year-olds enrolled in the public NC Pre-K program

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College-and-Career-Ready in Reading

Percentage of North Carolina students in grades 3-8 earning a college-and-career-ready score on the end-of-grade reading exam

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NAEP Fourth Grade Reading

Percentage of North Carolina 4th grade students who performed at or above the NAEP Proficient level in Reading

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College-and-Career-Ready in Math

Percentage of North Carolina students in grades 3-8 who earned a college-and-career-ready score on the end-of-grade math exam

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NAEP Eighth Grade Math

Percentage of North Carolina 8th grade students who performed at or above the NAEP Proficient level in math

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Chronic Absenteeism

Percentage of North Carolina K-12 students missing 15 or more days of school (indicator shown as distance from 100%)

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High School Graduation Rate

Percentage of North Carolina public high school students graduating within four years

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ACT Performance

Percentage of North Carolina Grade 11 students earning an ACT composite score of 17 or above (UNC minimum)

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FAFSA Completion Rate

Percentage of North Carolina high school seniors completing Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs)

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Postsecondary Enrollment Rate

Percentage of North Carolinians aged 18-24 enrolled in a postsecondary institution

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First-Year Persistence Rate

Percentage of students beginning postsecondary at a North Carolina institution and continue to a second year of enrollment at any postsecondary institution

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Postsecondary Completion Rate:
4yr Public

Percentage of students beginning postsecondary at a North Carolina 4-year public institution who complete a degree or credential within 6 years

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Postsecondary Completion Rate:
4yr Private

Percentage of students beginning postsecondary at a North Carolina 4-year private institution who complete a degree or credential within 6 years

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Postsecondary Completion Rate:
2yr Public

Percentage of students beginning postsecondary at a North Carolina 2-year public institution who complete a degree or credential within 6 years

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Labor Market Alignment

Alignment between the skills of college graduates and the needs of North Carolina employers

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Opportunity Youth

Percentage of North Carolina 16-24-year-olds neither in school or working (indicator shown as distance from 100%)

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Labor Force Participation Rate

Percentage of North Carolina residents aged 25-44 participating in the labor force

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Family-Sustaining Wage

Percentage of working North Carolina residents aged 35-44 earning a living wage

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North Carolina County Profiles

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