New tests, reading law for Arizona schools

| July 29, 2015

By Alexis HuicocheaArizona Daily Star

As parents prepare to send their children back to school, there are a few changes in store for the upcoming school year.


With the use of a new statewide assessment — AzMERIT — test scores for reading, writing and math will be released later than usual — in October — and will likely be much different than AIMS results, as it uses more rigorous standards.

Neither is cause for concern, according to Expect More Arizona, an organization that champions a world-class education for all students.

“The scores will provide a truer view of how our students are performing,” the organization said, adding that in time, the new test will also allow for faster score reporting with results being made available before the end of the school year, which was not the case with AIMS.

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