2019 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

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2019 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

by Expect More Arizona

What is NAEP? The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics and is the only test that measures student achievement in all states. NAEP vs. AzMERIT NAEP reading and math tests are administered every other year to a representative sample of students nationwide and results focus on trends …

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Baby, let’s talk! Serve and return

by First Things First

Even though they can’t use words yet, having little back-and-forth conversations with your baby is the best way you can help them learn and develop language. Responding to your child with words, conversation and attention makes a big, positive impact on their learning and healthy development. As their brain develops — incredibly fast in their …

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Updated data shows modest increase in Arizona teacher pay

by Expect More Arizona

While Arizona teachers have seen increased pay recently, so have teachers across the county. Arizona remains 49th in the nation for median elementary teacher pay and, while the gap has slightly narrowed, Arizona is still nearly $13,000 behind the national median. Updated salary data for calendar year 2018 was analyzed and adjusted for cost of …

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Three Things You Can Do To Celebrate Read Across America

by Expect More Arizona

Reading is a crucial and foundational skill for all future learning. Having the necessary literacy skills by the end of third grade is a strong predictor of how well a student will perform throughout their education journey. We all have a chance to contribute whether we have a student in school or not. Read Across …

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Read On Prescott preparing students to have the literacy skills needed to succeed

by Expect More Arizona

Third grade students in Prescott are already reading above the state average level. Knowing this, and examining countless other data points, helped the team at Read On Prescott to better understand where they are and where they need to go to create success in both their schools and their community. Read On Prescott is a …

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