Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced that the Arizona Department of Education is seeking comment on draft versions of updated Arizona standards for foreign and native languages and physical education.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Arizona parents and teachers to have a direct impact on standards that affect our children,” Douglas said. “I am excited to hear their feedback and will work with my staff to ensure their thoughts are incorporated into the final versions of these drafts.”
The draft standards available for review will be used to revise Arizona’s current standards. Parents and other education stakeholders across Arizona will be able to comment on the revised standards until March 2, 2015.
The draft standards and more information about the process, including five different ways to submit feedback for each set of standards, can be found at the following links:
In addition to soliciting feedback via an online survey, email, U.S. mail, and fax, the Department will also hold three public webinars for each set of standards.
These virtual events will give interested parties an opportunity to share thoughts with Department staff and the rest of the audience. Comments from all sessions will be recorded.
Schedule for Public Standards Review Webinars
Foreign and Native Language Standards
From 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
From 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Physical Education Standards
From 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
From 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015