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Most AIMS scores stay constant
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:22

The Arizona Department of Education last week released letter grades for schools and school districts across the state along with the results of student performance on the 2014 Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards.Craig Mai’s precalculus class takes notes as he demonstrates how to solve an equation on the board. Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards scores have been released, and Mingus Union High School earned a B, with a 61 in math.

Many Verde Valley schools held steady in their state-rated letter grades, which can be assigned as anything between A and F.

“A-F letter grades are based on the weighting of student performance on the AIMS tests and student academic growth from year to year, along with additional points awarded for high English Language
Learner reclassifications, and significant reductions in dropout rates,” according to a report from the office of Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. “Every school and district receives a report card with a grade that reflects their annual academic profile.”

The AIMS test is taken by students in grades three to eight and in 10th grade.

The test measures proficiency in math, reading, writing and science.

Mingus Union High School maintained its B rating, as did the Camp Verde Unified School District and the Clarkdale-Jerome School District.

To read the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 13, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.


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