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| April 26, 2017

By Yoohyun Jung • Arizona Daily Star

Arizona’s new school ratings system will put more emphasis on students’ academic growth and rely less on state test scores.

The Arizona State Board of Education approved the new school report card formula, which grades schools’ performance on an A through F scale, at a board meeting Monday in Phoenix.

“I was hoping that we would come up with a system that gave any school in Arizona the opportunity to receive a higher level rating,” said Calvin Baker, superintendent of the Vail School District who also serves a member of the state board and the A-F report card committee.

Baker said he believes the new system will do that.

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