Students who did not pass the Spring 2013 AIMS HS Reading or Mathematics test received a Learning Locator on their student report. The Learning Locator is a code that can be used on the Perspective site to access learning materials mapped specifically to the studentís test results. Students will be directed to more intensive instruction for the strands in which they performed poorly. Students will be directed to shorter review for the strands in which they performed well. The use of these targeted learning materials should help the student be better prepared for the next AIMS HS test administration.
While Arizonaís version of Perspective was developed for students and families, it can also be used by teachers. Teachers may create assignment sheets to address topics that were covered in class or to strengthen areas of need. Teachers may also use the resources in the classroom. Perspective can be accessed using the following URLs: www.PerspectiveForFamilies.com/AZ & www.PerspectiveForEducators.com/AZ
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High School AIMS and Stanford 10 Spring 2014 Test Dates
High School AIMS test: Writing - Monday, February 24 Reading - Tuesday, February 25 Math - Tuesday, April 8 Science - Wednesday, April 9
Stanford 10 (9th Grade only) Tuesday, April 8
Students who want to retest to reach Exceeds will need to talk with their school counselor to get on the retest list.
High School Graduation Requirements
English 4 credits Math 4 credits Science 3 credits Social Studies 3 credits CTE/Fine Arts 1 credit Electives 7 credits
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.
These changes take effect during the 2013-14 school year. This school yearís third 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 parentís 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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