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School Accountability Achievement Profiles. Why does AZ label schools? . Public Notice: To provide parents and the general public with information on how AZ schools are performing Accountability: To identify schools that are struggling so that action can be taken to improve student learning.

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Why does az label schools
Why does AZ label schools?

  • Public Notice: To provide parents and the general public with information on how AZ schools are performing

  • Accountability: To identify schools that are struggling so that action can be taken to improve student learning


Changes to how az labels schools
Changes to how AZ labels schools

  • Presently, all AZ schools are labeled as either:

    • Excelling

    • Highly Performing

    • Performing / Performing Plus

    • Underperforming

    • Failing

  • This school year AZ will begin to transition to an A, B, C, D and F labeling system.


Changes to how az labels schools1
Changes to how AZ labels schools

  • Method of calculating school labels will also change:

Growth Score 50%

Other Achievement Data 50%


Changes to how az labels schools2
Changes to how AZ labels schools

  • Growth (50% of calculation)

    • Measurement of how much students haveimproved during the school year (measured by AIMS scores)

    • Places greater emphasis on the improvement of students performing in the bottom quartile

  • Other Achievement Data (50% of calculation)

    • Includes several elements but relies heavily on the percentage of students that pass AIMS



Transition to new labels
Transition To New Labels

  • Because the method of calculating labels will change we can expect some variance between the old labels and the new.

    • For example, a school that was labeled “excelling” under the existing system may be labeled a “B” under the new system.

  • To give schools time to adjust to the new labels AZ law provides for a two year transition period.

    • For the next two years schools will receive both the traditional label (excelling, highly performing, etc.) and the new label (A – F).

    • During this time the State will enforce the traditional labels (excelling, highly performing, etc.)

  • Beginning in 2013 AZ will only utilize the A-F labels.


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