State Standards

Accommodation Guidelines: Selecting, Administering, and Evaluating Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment
This manual is divided into sections to address the topics of accommodation selection and use in instruction and as they pertain to specific state assessments.
Publication Date: July 2017
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arizona English Language Arts Standards
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: December 2016
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Mathematics Standards
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: December 2016
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Social Studies Standards
The Arizona History and Social Science Standards are organized into five content areas that include four or five major core concepts referred to as Anchor Standards. Anchor Standards represent skills and content that all high school graduates should possess in order to participate in civic life.
Publication Date: October 2018
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

Parents’ Guide to Student Success
This guide includes an overview of some of the key things your child will learn in English/Literacy and Math in kindergarten through high school. Included are ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and for talking to teachers about your child’s academic progress.
Publisher: National PTA
Publication Date: 2013

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

Welcome to Assessments
The ADE Assessment Section is responsible for statewide assessment of students enrolled in Arizona public schools. The section works closely with educators in the development and administration of our assessments. All Arizona public schools, including district schools and charter schools, are required to properly administer state and federally mandated assessments.
Publication Date: September 2020
Publisher - Arizona Department of Education

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