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Arizona pulling out of multistate consortium crafting student tests

PHOENIX — Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multistate consortium that is crafting tests for students.

June 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ariz. Education Department to seek delay in school ratings, reading scores

The Arizona Department of Education wants to suspend its school letter grades and third-grade reading requirement for one year as the state transitions to a new student assessment test.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…

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…

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…

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