Nearly 4 out of 10 students passed AzMERIT this year, but achievement gaps persist between student subgroups and different races/ethnicities. Arizona students in third- through twelfth-grade took AzMERIT last spring, which measures their proficiency on grade level academic standards in…
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This year, Arizona students in several grade levels showed increased proficiency in their AzMERIT results, when compared to the benchmark scores from the previous year. The percentage of students scoring proficient on reading/English language arts rose in grades 4, 5,…
Statewide AzMERIT results received public attention when they were released in late June, but the real conversation about them will happen at homes around the state in the weeks ahead when individual score reports are received in the mail or…
January 15, 2015
Arizona K-12 students’ achievement gains in math and reading over the past 10 years rank among the top in the nation, according to a recent national report. According to the 2015 Quality Counts report, “Preparing to Launch: Early Childhood’s Academic…
October 7, 2014
Four Arizona schools honored as National Blue Ribbon exemplary high performing schools for their students’ test scores and graduation rate say strong community engagement is key to their success and that sharing what works with other educators is critically important.…
February 24, 2014
As Arizona high school students take AIMS writing and reading tests this week, the Arizona State Board of Education will be writing a request for proposals for a new assessment aligned with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. AIMS tests…
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