Tag: Arizona students

New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

| December 17, 2015
New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

A newly released study finds Arizona students in foster care fare worse academically than their peers, even those who are considered to be at risk because of other factors,  such as poverty, language barriers and learning disabilities. The report, Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap, highlights a critical issue affecting foster children: disruptions have a devastating impact […]

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Arizona students’ NAEP scores stable in comparison to nation

| November 4, 2015
Arizona students’ NAEP scores stable in comparison to nation

Arizona students’ results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress remained stable in 2015, while scores declined nationally.

Students have taken the NAEP since 1969 to show what they have learned and can do in math, reading, science and writing. A sample of schools and students are selected to participate in each state. As part of No Child Left Behind, fourth- and eighth-graders take the reading and math assessments at least once every two years.

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