State Standards
 


Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards – English Language Arts/Literacy
This is an overview of the standards for language arts that demonstrate a K-12 progression of skills for reading, writing, listening, speaking and the use of language effectively in a variety of content areas. 
Publication Date: October 2013
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards – Mathematics
This is an overview of the standards for mathematics that demonstrates a K-12 progression of skills that emphasize problem-solving, quantitative reasoning, and modeling.
Publication Date: October 2013
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards – Social Studies
The content and skills of all five strands are designed to be taught in the context of Social Studies in grades K-8. At the high school level, content area knowledge and skills are course specific. The high school strands reflect frameworks for complete courses of study in each of the content areas represented by the five strands.
Publication Date: Updated 2006
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

AzMERIT
This webpage offers information for Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT), the new statewide achievement test adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education.
Publication Date: November 2014
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

AzMERIT Information Sheet
This fact sheet gives information on AzMerit, a statewide achievement assessment that is unique to Arizona.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction
This position paper discusses varied purposes of assessment and highlights the central importance of teacher decision making in the process of assessment that informs instruction and improves student learning. 
Publication Date: October 2013
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

Improving College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities
The brief examines issues and strategies related to preparation and readiness for postsecondary education and careers and includes examples of current programs and policies that help students with disabilities to successfully transition to college and career.
Authors: Betsy Brand, Andrew Valent, and Louis Danielson
Publication Date: March 2013
Publisher: American Institutes for Research

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)
The Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) is a comprehensive assessment system designed to promote increasing higher academic outcomes for students with significant cognitive disabilities in preparation for a broader array of post-secondary outcomes.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

The Impact of Formative Assessment and Learning Intentions on Student Achievement
This brief begins with an analysis of current research linking formative assessment to academic performance and then moves into a discussion of learning objectives’ impact on student outcomes.
Publication Date: August 2014
Publisher: Hanover Research


Two-page Parents' Guides to Student Success
Links are provided for grade K - 8 guides of the overview of what your child will learn by the end of each grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy and English and mathematics for high school.
Publisher: National PTA

What Is College- And Career-Ready?
This document defines what the term, college and career-ready, means and answers questions that have been posed regarding these standards.
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher Achieve

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