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Opinion: Arizona Assessment Law is Troubling News for Students

| May 11, 2016
Opinion: Arizona Assessment Law is Troubling News for Students

Earlier this year, Arizona’s governor signed into law a bill that will allow school districts to discontinue use of the state’s 3rd grade through high school assessment, AzMERIT. AzMERIT, which was designed to measure students growth on Arizona’s new college- and career-ready standards, replaced Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) as the state’s measure of student achievement two years ago. …

The new law was sold to legislators and the public as a measure to cut duplicative assessments and decrease time spent on test prep. In reality, it is unlikely to do either.

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No automatic failure for Arizona 3rd-graders who can’t read

| April 29, 2015
No automatic failure for Arizona 3rd-graders who can’t read

April 28, 2015 • By Cathryn Creno • The Republic • azcentral.com Data from the state’s new AzMerit is not expected to be available to schools until after the start of the next school year Third-graders who can’t read could still get promoted to the fourth grade this year because new academic data is delayed, […]

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