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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...

AzMERIT now holds higher importance with changes

This year the AzMERIT will be taken the second day back from spring break.

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017

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

Staff Reporter Aja Diffin.

Aja Diffin and Sarah Campbell

February 4, 2016

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

Counselors Kirstin Gregg and Marsie Shealey, with student Tyler Gutti, organize AzMERIT supplies preparing for distribution.

Kaitlyn VanKlompenberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

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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