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Arizona's Common Core Standards
Parents and Families
Arizona is working to implement new standards in English language arts and in mathematics, called Arizona’s Common Core Standards that will ensure your child has the academic knowledge and skills to be successful in college, career and life. Academic standards set the expectation for what students need to know and be able to do in each grade and subject. They form the foundation of what teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.
The new Standards are important because they will not only improve what your child learns, but how he learns by teaching critical-thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills. They will also better prepare your child to compete for the jobs of the future with students from around the world.
The new Standards and future assessments will also be consistent across states, which means that as families move to a new state or to a new school district, their teachers will be able to better assess your child’s abilities and know where he/she may need support in a way that is not possible now.
Greater Opportunities for Parent & Family Engagement
The Standards also allow parents, students and teachers to be on the same page about student learning and to set high expectations together. When you know what your child will be learning in the classroom, you and your child’s teacher can identify when your child needs extra help or need to be challenged more.
As parents, you can play an instrumental role in supporting your child’s learning at home and at school.
Supporting Learning at Home
Parents can support your child’s learning at home by:
Setting and keeping high expectations and supporting your child in meeting them.
Making education your top priority at home.
Talking every day about what your child learned in class. Ask probing questions so your child can tell you why each topic is interesting or important.
Providing a quiet environment at home so your child can complete his homework.
Making sure your child spends time reading every day.
Supporting Learning at School – Building Stronger Parent-Teacher Relationships
As parents, your partnership with your child’s teacher is a critical element in your child’s academic success. At school, you can use the implementation of the Standards as an opportunity to create a strong relationship with your child’s teacher to have ongoing conversations about your child’s progress.
Important in these conversations is to dialogue about how your child is doing, not just at parent-teacher conferences or on curriculum nights, but year-round.
You can use the following questions to help kick-start the conversation:
What are the most important topics my child will be learning this year?
Can I see a sample of my child’s work? Is this piece of work satisfactory? How could it be better?
Is my child on track to be successful in this class, prepared for next year and for college and career?
What resources are available if my child needs help or wants to learn more about a subject?
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High School AIMS and Stanford 10 Spring 2013 Test Dates|
High School AIMS tests:
Writing - Monday, February 25
Reading - Tuesday, February 26
Math - Tuesday, April 9
Science - Wednesday, April 10
Stanford 10 (9th Grade only)
Tuesday, April 9
Students who want to retest to reach Exceeds will need to talk with their school counselor to get on the retest list.
AIMS Testing Week Grades 3-8 and Stanford 10 Spring 2013|
April 15 - 18
*Note: Writing will only be tested at grades 5, 6 and 7. Science is only tested at 4th and 8th grades.
Grade 2 Stanford 10
April 15 and 16
|High School Graduation Requirement Changes for Arizona Students|
English 4 credits (no change)
Math 4 credits (an increase of 1 credit)
Science 3 credits (increase of 1 credit)
Social Studies 3 credits (no change)
CTE/Fine Arts 1 credit (no change)
Electives 7 credits (no change)
Third Grade Retention Notice|
It is important to inform you of some significant changes to Arizona Revised Statutes regarding the promotion and retention of third grade students.
Please note that these changes do not take effect until the school year 2013-14. This school year’s second grade students will be the first group of third grade students to be impacted by this legislation.
The newly revised law states that a student shall not be promoted from the third grade if the student obtains a score on the AIMS reading test that demonstrates he or she is reading far below the third grade level.
In accordance with the new law, a school district or governing board MAY choose to promote a pupil who earns an AIMS score that falls far below the third grade level for any of the following reasons:
1. The student has an identified disability and did not take the AIMS test.
2. The student has an identified disability and has previously been retained in a grade.
3. The student is an English Language Learner and has had less than two years of English instruction.
4. The student has a reading deficiency and has been previously retained twice in a grade.
5. The student has demonstrated reading proficiency on an alternate assessment approved by the State Board of Education.
6. The school district governing board or the governing body of a charter school accepts a parent’s written request for an exemption that includes required documentation provided by the parent.
The Arizona Department of Education website has additional information.
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|EAC Regional Science Fair|
• The Regional Science Fair is open to all Eastern Arizona School Districts and Charter Schools.
• There are three levels of Participation: 5th & 6th Grade, 7th & 8th Grade, and open High School Grades, and three categories in each level: Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.
• All projects will be judged by EAC and Upper level Science Faculty.
• 1st & 2nd Place winners will receive Trophies, Place Ribbons, and Certificate of Participation.
• 3rd Place and Honorable Mention winners will receive Place Ribbons and Certificate of Participation.
Project Displays must be delivered to the
EAC Discovery Park Campus – Ranch House by Thursday, March 14th.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday, March 15th, 2013 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 3:00PM – 7:00PM
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