12/26/2013

The Arizona Department of Education plans to ask the state legislature to postpone measures that would issue letter grades for schools and hold back third-grade students who do not perform at grade level in reading. The delay would allow the state to transition to new standardized tests that are aligned with the state's College and Career Ready Standards. Officials say they require a "zero" year to establish a baseline for success under the new standards and that results this year would not be accurate.

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