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AzM2 testing does not resolve issues within flawed state test

AzM2 testing does not resolve issues within flawed state test

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2020

The topic of the ethics and usefulness behind standardized tests, where they be state-wide, or nationwide such as the ACT and SAT, has been a debatable topic for decades.  As students take these rigorous tests, educators and test administrators alike have found flaws in the tests they were distribut...

Arizona’s new standardized tests will count for grade, not graduation

Junior Justin Vredevoogd and sophomore Jaron Barnes work on a project in their honors brief-calculus class last week. With the exception of seniors, all students will take the AzMERIT math, reading and writing tests this spring.

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2014

After nearly a year of uncertainty, students and teachers across the state now have some idea of what is in store for standardized testing in 2014-15. Beginning in March, new state testing known as AzMERIT will make its way into math and English classes across Arizona. The new test is called the Arizona’s...

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