Peoria Unified is proud to recognize eight students who earned the highest score possible on both the English/Language Arts and math portions of the AzMERIT test. The top achievers:
- Grady Bailey, fourth-grade student at Lake Pleasant Elementary
- Brooke Denton, fourth-grade student at Santa Fe Elementary
- Tammy Le, fifth-grade student at Oakwood Elementary
- Alyssa Ridgley, fifth-grade student at Copperwood Elementary
- Katelyn McCort, sixth-grade student at Desert Harbor Elementary
- Magdalena Annala, sixth-grade student at Santa Fe Elementary
- McKenzie Frey, sixth-grade student at Oakwood Elementary
- Kamren Haderlie, seventh-grade student at Sunset Heights Elementary
Peoria Unified had a total of 363 students in third- through tenth-grades receive the highest score possible in either English/Language Arts or math AzMERIT tests – 31 on Language Arts and 332 on math. The AzMERIT test is one of many tools that teachers can use to determine if a student is on track to succeed in his or her current grade level. Teachers also use other tools such as: classroom assignments, homework, grades and conversations with parents to benchmark student achievement.
Scores were sent home with parents following the first few weeks of school. A comprehensive family score report with additional details will soon follow. These scores will be used to better tailor instruction to individual student needs.