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TUSD resolution calls for more holistic accountability system

TUSD resolution calls for more holistic accountability system

Resolution: Standardized testing has taken focus away from developing the “whole child.”

August 12, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

Most Pima school districts were on par or above the state average. 

August 04, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
77 Tucson students risk failing 3rd grade over new reading rules

77 Tucson students risk failing 3rd grade over new reading rules

Seventy-seven Tucson children may have to repeat the third grade after failing to meet statewide reading standards.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Free breakfast offered to students taking AIMS test

Students taking the AIMS test can pick up a free breakfast Monday and Tuesday courtesy of McDonald’s.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Free McDonald's breakfast for students taking AIMS

Students taking the AIMS test can pick up a free breakfast Monday and Tuesday courtesy of McDonald's. 

April 02, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Free breakfast for Tucson's AIMS test takers

Free breakfast for Tucson's AIMS test takers

Kids in third through eighth grade taking the AIMS test can get free breakfast at participating Tucson McDonald's restaurants from 6 to 9 a.m. April 7 and 8.

April 01, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

New school test gets time extension

The Arizona Department of Education will allow extra time for school districts and charter schools to assess a new online assessment that might replace the AIMS test, after receiving complaints about the timing of the assessment.

October 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD could spend $2.2M in grants on equipment for test that may be scrapped

TUSD could spend $2.2M in grants on equipment for test that may be scrapped

The Tucson Unified School District is looking to spend more than $2.2 million to prepare for a new online assessment being piloted by the state that may never be used.

September 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Benson edges out Vail in rankings

Benson edges out Vail in rankings

PHOENIX - The top performing school district in the state got there by borrowing liberally from the ideas and concepts of its neighbor.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Huppenthal: Education funding boost due

PHOENIX - Arizona schools need more money, and it's time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, state school Superintendent John Huppenthal said Thursday.

August 01, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…

Letter grades, AIMS scores will be released for Arizona schools today

Letter grades and AIMS scores will be released for Arizona schools today.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

AIMS testing for 3rd-graders reaches critical point next year

Tucson-area third-graders will face more pressure next school year when the AIMS test determines whether they move to the next grade.

June 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Overtesting prompt parents, schools to 'opt-out' of standardized exams

WASHINGTON - A decade into the school accountability movement, pockets of resistance to standardized testing are sprouting up around the country, with parents and students opting out of the high-stakes tests used to evaluate schools and teachers.

April 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Teacher judging to get stricter

In the fall, all Tucson-area school districts will start judging teachers more strictly based on how their students perform on standardized tests and other measures of student progress.

April 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer signs bill eliminating state AIMS test

PHOENIX - Calling it "an important part of improving education," Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Thursday to eliminate the AIMS test - including the graduation requirement - paving the way for something else to measure the new Common Core Standards already being implemented in Arizona schools.

March 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona House votes to end AIMS testing; Gov. Brewer likely to sign bill into law, aide says

PHOENIX - Arizona high schoolers may soon be rid of having to pass AIMS - or any standardized test - to graduate.

March 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Streamlined student data is on the way for teachers

With its existing system for tracking and assessing student performance "on the verge of collapse," the state is preparing to launch a $35 million overhaul to make student records more usable for teachers.

March 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Major test coming for kids in 3rd grade

Think high-stakes testing, and you're likely to conjure up images of stressed-out teenagers pulling all-night study sessions in a desperate attempt to graduate from high school.

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson-area schools preparing for tougher education standards

Tucson-area school districts are getting ready for the state's more rigorous new "Common Core" education standards - but preparation is proving to be an individualized rather than standardized process.

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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