Tips for Helping Your Child Prepare for AzMERIT

Tips for Helping Your Child Prepare for AzMERIT

by Expect More Arizona

Spring has arrived, which means we’re already nearing the end of another school year in Arizona. It’s time again to measure what students have learned and whether they are on track and prepared for the next step in their education. For some students, taking tests can be stressful and may involve emotions ranging from panic …

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School districts across Arizona see small – and large – victories in AzMERIT scores

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The second year of statewide AzMERIT results didn’t reveal many surprises for educators. Overall, scores for math and English language arts stayed steady for many grades, while some saw improvements. It’s too soon to draw any major conclusions from the 2016 results since this is only the second year Arizona schools have used the exam, …

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Tips for Giving Feedback on the Draft English and Math Standards

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona’s English language arts and math standards have recently been updated and are open for public feedback. Over 200 Arizona educators from 10 counties donated over 6,000 hours to reviewing every standard from kindergarten to 12th grade to ensure that they are best for Arizona students, teachers, and families. You can read more about the …

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What’s Different in Arizona’s Revised Math and English Standards?

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Arizona’s English and math standards were recently revised by Arizona educators and we’ve heard from many of you asking about the differences between the new version and the 2010 standards. Below is a brief overview highlighting the proposed updates or additions in the 2016 standards. Please note: If these standards are adopted, specific changes in the classroom will depend …

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Draft ELA and Math Standards Released, Available for Review and Comment

by Expect More Arizona

The Arizona Standards Development Committee recently released a draft of the updated English language arts and math standards for grades K-12. As a best practice, academic standards are typically reviewed every five years or so to allow for continuous feedback and improvement. Beginning in 2015, the Committee worked with more than 200 teachers to review …

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