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State Disbands AzMERIT; Focus Now Turns to ACTs

State Disbands AzMERIT; Focus Now Turns to ACTs

Nadine Loureiro and Jackie Rosales

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

Testing week is always difficult, for students and teachers alike, but the unexpected has occurred, a new chapter has now been opened, or to be more specific, a new test booklet. AzMERIT is officially cancelled. The feeling of shock and happiness seems to pierce everyone’s hearts, but leaves ...

AzMERIT now holds higher importance with changes

AzMERIT now holds higher importance with changes

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under News

In Nov. 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education elected to discard the Arizona Instrument for Measuring Standards (AIMS) test and adopt a new assessment known as the AzMERIT. The Arizona Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, or AzMERIT, has existed for less than two years but...

AzMERIT is coming, but where will the seniors be?

AzMERIT is coming, but where will the seniors be?

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Fourth quarter is easily one of the most stressful quarters in a high schooler's life. What with final grades and final exams, along with graduation and planning for the future for seniors, students have much on their academic plate. Unfortunately, there is an elephant in the room as well: mandated testing....

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

Kaitlyn VanKlompenberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

Now that the 2015 AzMERIT testing season has come to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect. Or exhale. The term’s circus, zoo, nightmare have bounced around the testing circuit this spring, but why? Politicians like Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas have g...

Is AIMS really gone?

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014


Filed under News

The Chandler school district is already several weeks into the new year, and yet the question remains, will there be an Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) assessment?  It is a question that has been on the minds of students and educators since last year, when many were informed that...

Boos and Hoorays

May 23, 2013


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HOORAY: Perry has been named an “A+” school, and will be formally presented with the title on Friday, May 24. BOO: Hollywood’s latest rendition of the classic novel, The Great Gatsby, proves too flashy for critics worldwide, and in an attempt to create a more modern film, the direct...

Excelling AIMS scores; A+ award shows progress

Excelling AIMS scores; A+ award shows progress

Rachel Lattin, A & E Editor

May 22, 2013


Filed under News

In its six years of establishment, Perry has grown immensely, in both size and academic prestige. Recently, two events have further improved the reputation of the school: the results of test scores and the reception of a statewide honor. In late February, sophomores took the first two sections of the Arizon...

AIMS tunes out while PARCCs begins

Cooper Gambee, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Arizona students will be required to take a new state exam called The Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers (or PARCCs). This new exam will be administered to students K-12. It will supposedly test students’ comprehension and understanding of m...

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