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Key Stats on Education & Workforce

Whether it be in the context of private enterprise or public policy, Business Roundtable CEOs believe that sound decisions must be grounded in the facts.  Our commitment to evidence-based, data-driven decision making is embodied in the Business Roundtable Data Monitors — a suite of executive-style dashboards that illustrate key data points and trends in various areas of public policy.

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STEM Unemployment
Unemployment Rates Among STEM Occupations, Compared to National Average, 2016
College Readiness of US High School Graduates
Percent of ACT-Tested U.S. High School Graduates Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks, by Subject Area, 2016
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Percent of US High School Graduates Meeting College Readiness Benchmark in English, 201661%
Percent of US High School Graduates Meeting College Readiness Benchmark in Reading, 201644%
Percent of US High School Graduates Meeting College Readiness Benchmark in Math, 201641%
Percent of US High School Graduates Meeting College Readiness Benchmark in Science, 201636%
Post-Secondary Educational Attainment
Percent of Adult Population Aged 25-64 with Post-Secondary Educational Attainment, by country, 2015
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Percent of US Adult Population with Post-Secondary Educational Attainment, 201545%
Trend in U.S. 4th Grade Math & Reading Test Scores
Percent of U.S. 4th-Grade Students Performing at or above Proficient on NAEP Tests
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Percent of U.S. 4th-Grade Students Performing at or Above Proficient on NAEP Math Tests, 201540%
Percent of U.S. 4th-Grade Students Performing at or Above Proficient on NAEP Reading Tests, 201536%
Math & Science Competencies
U.S. Scores on OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, Compared to OECD Average, 2006-2015
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Average U.S. PISA Math Score Among 15-Year Olds, 2015470
Average U.S. PISA Science Score Among 15-Year Olds, 2015496
Adult Literacy Proficiencies
Percent of Adults Scoring at Each Proficiency Level in Literacy, Compared to OECD Average, 2015