Advocate: Poor AzMERIT reading results reflect higher bar

| September 16, 2015

By James Anderson • Cronkite News

Poor reading results from third-graders’ first round with the state’s new AzMERIT test aren’t bad news to one education advocate.

Pearl Chang Esau, CEO of Expect More Arizona calls it a sign that Arizona has finally raised the bar.

“This is kind of a pain-point,” said Chang Esau, whose group promotes a stronger education system. “It’s the moment where we look at ourselves in the mirror and acknowledge that when we raise the bar to a nationally competitive level – that this is currently where our students are.”

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