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Cedar Unified School, like all Arizona schools, is working to improve and advance each student's academic achievement.

To see our annual assessment analysis, you can learn more by visiting the Arizona Department of Education website. To see our latest annual assessment, click on the link below to open a PDF of the report.


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In November of 2001, Arizona voters approved Proposition 301 that, among other things, provided funds to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to develop "a system to measure school performance based on student achievement, including student performance on the AIMS test." The actual legislative requirements for the accountability system are stated in section 15-241 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS S 15-241). The accountability system created to satisfy the statute is referred to as the Arizona LEARNS Achievement Profile.

During that same year, the federal government enacted the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that required states to establish an accountability system to evaluate the performance of local public schools and school districts. In response to both laws, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has developed an integrated accountability system that evaluates the performance of all public schools, districts, and charter holders in the state. The following table provides an overview of the two parts of the accountability system.


Table 1.1. Comparison of Arizona's Accountability System Requirements

NCLB

Arizona LEARNS Achievement Profile

Required by federal law

Required by state law

One-year snapshot of student performance

Longitudinal examination of student performance

Components of evaluation

·  AIMS scores

·  Percent students assessed

·  Attendance/Graduation rates

Components of evaluation

· AIMS scores

· Measure of Academic Progress

· Graduation/dropout rates

·  AYP

 

Labels schools on a yes/no system

Labels schools on a graded scale:

 

· Failing to meet academic standards

· Underperforming

· Performing

· Highly performing

· Excelling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment information courtesy of Arizona Department of Education.