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AIMS. Tucson Unified School District Title 1-Family Support. What is AIMS DPA? Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests. Includes Two Tests. AIMS vs. TerraNova.

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AIMS

Tucson Unified School District

Title 1-Family Support

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What is AIMS DPA?

Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a combination of two separate tests.

aims vs terranova
AIMS vs. TerraNova
  • AIMS, which measures how well you know the reading, writing, and mathematics content that all Arizona students in your grade level are expected to know and be able to do.
  • TerraNova, which compares your performance in reading, language arts, and mathematics to the performance of other students in your grade level nationwide.
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AIMS includes

  • multiple-choice questions in reading and mathematics and one extended writing response.
  • The TerraNova test questions
  • are all multiple-choice questions. They make up a small portion of the reading and mathematics sections of the
  • AIMS DPA test
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Who has to take AIMS DPA?

All students in Grades 3 through 8 are required to participate in AIMS DPA testing in the spring, usually in

April.

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State Tutoring

The State Tutoring Program is designed to provide academic tutoring in reading, writing, and mathematics in order to improve student academic performance.

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Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?

  • Eligibility and Tutoring Dates for the fall 08 round
  • Juniors and seniors who had not passed AIMS in order to graduate 8/11/08- 11/21/08 OR
  • Juniors and seniors who had not passed AIMS in order to graduate 8/11/08- 11/21/08
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Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?

Students attending Underperforming/ Failing schools per 07-08 AZ LEARNS label

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Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?

  • Eligibility and Tutoring Dates for the spring 09 round of tutoring
  • Freshmen and sophomores who did not pass 8th grade AIMS, juniors and seniors who had yet to pass high school AIMS in order to graduate OR
  • Students attending Underperforming/ Failing schools per 07-08 AZ LEARNS label
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Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?

Dates for both groups of eligible students 01/05/09- 04/13/09

The summer 2009 round will be decided in the future depending on available funds.

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Tips for Success

  • Attend school everyday! You miss out if you are not there.
  • Ask your teacher for help if you do not understand your schoolwork. There is no such thing as a silly question!
  • Pay attention in class and always do your best.
  • Do your homework – everyone needs PRACTICE in order to get better.
what should your child do to prepare
What Should Your Child Do to Prepare
  • Take practice test
  • Ask your child’s teacher to identify areas your child may need to work on.
  • Review areas that your child has difficulties
questions
Questions?

Contact Priscilla McCraney

TUSD Title 1 Family Support

520-225-3290