Tag: Arizona Education Progress Meter

Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff. See more education news here

| December 27, 2018
Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff. See more education news here

LAUNCH Flagstaff was created to improve educational outcomes for local students. LAUNCH (Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help) is working toward improving five key metrics, including: kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading, eighth-grade math, high school graduation and postsecondary attainment. …

LAUNCH is currently focused on tackling early literacy, with an eye toward improving third grade reading levels. To do that, they’ll work to improve literacy in early years, from birth through age eight.

Recently, LAUNCH Flagstaff was awarded Acceleration Zone status by Read On Arizona, which will allow them to closely monitor literacy data and identify strategies for improving reading skills.

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Expect More Arizona Releases Inaugural Progress Meter Newsletter

| December 25, 2017
Expect More Arizona Releases Inaugural Progress Meter Newsletter

Momentum continues to build around the Arizona Education Progress Meter as a nonpartisan framework for education in our state. Below are a few examples of how local governments, school districts and community organizations are using the Progress Meter to advance Arizona’s long-term education goals at the local level.

We know that it will take local communities leading the way to make significant progress on the Progress Meter indicators and to help the state reach its 60% attainment goal by 2030. Therefore, we’re engaging local governments in adopting the state’s attainment goal and the Progress Meter as their tool for measuring local impact on education. To date, 35 local governments have already signed on.

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What Will Arizona Education Progress Meter Measure?

| November 22, 2017
What Will Arizona Education Progress Meter Measure?

The education challenges Arizona is facing have been discussed for years, with a funding shortage typically at the top of the list.

The group Expect More Arizona acknowledges that shortcoming, but has also come up with a collection of eight categories that are intended to give a true measure of where the state’s education system is.

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13 years. Eight ambitious goals. Can Arizona do it?

| September 20, 2017
13 years. Eight ambitious goals. Can Arizona do it?

Arizona business, education and nonprofit leaders say that reaching the new goals they’ve set as part of the Arizona Education Progress Meter will better prepare students for success and boost the state’s long-term economy.

“Arizonans believe that education is one of the most important issues facing our state,” said Erin Hart, interim president and CEO of Expect More Arizona, a nonprofit education advocacy organization that helped develop the meter. “We must close the achievement gap that leaves so many children behind, while increasing educational attainment overall and preparing Arizona with a highly-skilled workforce.”

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Arizona Education Progress Meter shows steep but ‘obtainable’ climb

| August 16, 2017
Arizona Education Progress Meter shows steep but ‘obtainable’ climb

If all goes according to a set of goals supported by dozens of Arizona education and business groups, the state’s elementary teachers will earn the national median of $56,000 in five years and most third-graders will read at grade level by 2030.

Those are among the benchmarks that make up the Arizona Education Progress Meter, a data-tracking effort education advocates hope will drive statewide policy decisions and address longstanding student achievement gaps.

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Expect More Arizona bilingual report — Education Advances Everyone: A Look At Where Arizona Stands

| October 5, 2016
Expect More Arizona bilingual report — Education Advances Everyone: A Look At Where Arizona Stands

Expect More Arizona advocates for the highest quality education for all children every step of the way – from the early years through college and career. In the course of our work people often ask us how Arizona is doing or how we can improve.

The Arizona Education Progress Meter answers many of those questions. Launched early in 2016, the Progress Meter highlights eight key milestones on the path to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all students and strengthening communities for all Arizonans.

While the eight indicators show us where we stand today, the next critical step is to define where we need to be to preserve and improve our quality of life.

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Expect More Arizona, the Center for the Future of Arizona launch Arizona Education Progress Meter

| February 3, 2016
Expect More Arizona, the Center for the Future of Arizona launch Arizona Education Progress Meter

After years of discussion among community leaders, educators and policy makers about how to improve education in Arizona, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona have launched the Arizona Education Progress Meter to provide a roadmap for success.

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