The Precedent

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...

Third quarter breaks mundane cycle of boredom

Third quarter breaks mundane cycle of boredom

Aja Diffin and Sarah Campbell

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Coming back after summer break is often difficult and taxing on students. They must get reaccustomed to a new sleep schedule, as well as adjust to new classrooms with a new mixture of unknown people. Second quarter is filled with thoughts of the upcoming holiday season, as well as finals in many cla...

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...

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