Tag: AIMS

New tests, reading law for Arizona schools

| July 29, 2015
New tests, reading law for Arizona schools

By Alexis Huicochea • Arizona Daily Star As parents prepare to send their children back to school, there are a few changes in store for the upcoming school year. TEST SCORES With the use of a new statewide assessment — AzMERIT — test scores for reading, writing and math will be released later than usual […]

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How Is AzMERIT Testing Going? Arizona Educator Joe Thomas Weighs In

| April 27, 2015
How Is AzMERIT Testing Going? Arizona Educator Joe Thomas Weighs In

April 24, 2015 • By Mark Brodie • KJZZ 91.5 Arizona public school students have been taking the AzMERIT test. The testing window ends early next month. This is the replacement AIMS, the state’s former standardized test. To find out how it’s going, we talked to Joe Thomas. He’s a U.S. government teacher at Skyline […]

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New Test for Arizona Students

| November 8, 2014
New Test for Arizona Students

The Arizona State Board of Education adopted Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) as the new statewide test. The assessment will be given to Arizona students in 3rd grade through high school this spring and will replace the AIMS test in reading, writing and math. The test will be administered by the […]

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AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

| August 20, 2014
AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

The Arizona Department of Education released AIMS test results in early August.  AIMS is the state standardized test that measures student achievement. 2014 was the first year in which 3rd grade students who score extremely low on reading proficiency will not be promoted to fourth grade, according to Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law. The […]

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Tell AZ Legislature How You Want Your Public Education

| February 13, 2014
Tell AZ Legislature How You Want Your Public Education

Expect More Arizona is mobilizing people to attend and register their support in the Request to Speak system. The public show of support will be essential in showing that Arizonans do support the standards and assessments when the bills go to the floor for a vote and through budget negotiations.

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