Arizona AzMERIT scores show incremental gains ahead of new school letter grades

| July 12, 2017

By Ricardo Cano • The Republic /

The majority of Arizona’s students are still underperforming on the AzMERIT standardized test, but unofficial statewide results obtained by The Arizona Republic show continual, gradual improvement since 2015, when students first took the exam.

Almost every grade level improved on the math and reading portions of AzMERIT during the 2016-17 school year by a handful of percentage points. It’s similar to the growth many educators and advocates mostly cheered when last year’s scores were released.

However, a large percentage continue to test in the exam’s lowest performance level of “minimally proficient,” a designation for students who are furthest away from mastering the state’s math and reading standards.

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