Robert A. Teegarden's Blog

February 24, 2010

Arizona House panel OKs bill to link AIMS, passing 3rd grade

Filed under: Education — by Robert @ 6:20 pm

House panel OKs bill to link AIMS, passing 3rd grade

It’s about time!  Congratulations to the law-makers who made the leap and linked these two obvious educational milestones. Maybe the next step would be to link passing 4th grade with passing the NAEP test (National Assessment of Educational Progress).  That would link and compare Arizona’s AIMS test to a uniform national standard—NAEP.

This says we’re serious about schooling.  We’re serious about the burdens placed on the shoulders of students, teachers and parents.  We’re serious about achievement and success.

This could go a long way to eliminate social promotion, inflated grades, gerimandered test results, educational double-speak, and honors recognitions in high school that equal remediation courses in college.

Congratulations!

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2 Comments »

  1. Tammy:

    Thanks for the clarifying question. I should have included a reference to the original story. The link is simply this: in order to pass third grade, a student MUST pass his/her AIMS test.

    Comment by Robert — March 30, 2010 @ 4:41 pm |Reply

  2. Matriculation to the next grade is a function of a passing grade on the AIMS test.

    Comment by Robert — May 28, 2010 @ 9:44 am |Reply


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