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Graduation Data Tells Story Of Where AZ Students Earn Diplomas

Graduation data tells story of where AZ students earn diplomas


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • May 17, 2017

What type of schools do most Arizona high school students graduate from? Which schools have higher graduation rates? The Arizona Department of Education’s most recent four-year graduation data shows that most students graduate from traditional, brick and mortar schools and…

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The Latest AzMERIT Results Show Achievement Gaps Persist (+ Infographic)

The latest AzMERIT results show achievement gaps persist (+ Infographic)


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • September 15, 2016

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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Data Begins To Paint Picture As Second Year Of AzMERIT Scores Released

Data begins to paint picture as second year of AzMERIT scores released


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • July 20, 2016

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,…

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Students Say Career And Technical Education Opens Doors For Them

Students say career and technical education opens doors for them


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • May 11, 2016

Students at the Southwest Pathways conference said career and technical education and other programs were key to helping them reach their education and career goals. The AVID program helped Janneth Fuerte become the first person in her family to graduate…

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Students Provide Insight Into Why Equity Is Important

Students provide insight into why equity is important


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  • Claire Roney/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 23, 2016

At a glance, Jacob Chevalier, Krysten Muir, Kiki Perry and Dairany Blanco-Flores appear to have little in common but their age, but they share something deeply personal. With the help of their public schools, these teens each overcame adversities that…

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Arizona Students’ NAEP Scores Stable In Comparison To Nation

Arizona students’ NAEP scores stable in comparison to nation


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • October 29, 2015

Arizona students’ results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress remained stable in 2015, while scores declined nationally. Students have taken the NAEP since 1969 to show what they have learned and can do in math, reading, science and writing.…

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Test Prep: Groups Educate Parents On AzMERIT Results

Test prep: Groups educate parents on AzMERIT results


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • August 20, 2015

Parents are asking what new statewide assessment scores will mean for their child after learning that unofficial AzMERIT results show most Arizona students will need more help to meet or exceed grade-level expectations. To quell concerns, school districts and education…

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Active ‘brain Breaks’ Increase Focus, Learning, Teachers Say

Active ‘brain breaks’ increase focus, learning, teachers say


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • May 13, 2015

When students get antsy, what should a teacher do? Some Arizona teachers have found that giving their students a “brain break” of a few minutes of physical activity not only gets the wiggles out but also sharpens children’s focus and…

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No More Siloed Conversations: Tackling Opportunity, Achievement Gaps

No more siloed conversations: Tackling opportunity, achievement gaps


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • April 17, 2015

Two hundred fifty public education, business, non-profit, civic and government leaders examined crucial leadership strategies and promising practices and gathered resources to close gaps in opportunity that are keeping thousands of Arizona students from achieving at high levels during The…

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New AzMERIT Statewide Assessment Rolls Out To Schools This Week

New AzMERIT statewide assessment rolls out to schools this week


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  • Caitlin Bohrer/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 31, 2015

As Arizona students begin to take AzMERIT for the first time, teachers and administrators describe how they’ve prepared for the new assessment and parents and students voice their concerns. Beginning this week, students throughout Arizona will take AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement…

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