Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Arizona Fails its Children!

Arizona Fails its Children!:

Arizona Fails its Children!

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Arizona is holding back 1,400 third graders. I guess they are following Florida’s misguided lead.
The Arizona Department of Education said the third-graders did not pass the math and English portions of the Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching — AzMERIT — test. (KTAR News)
Expect More Arizona seems O.K. with the failures. Here are the partners who support Expect More Arizona. I am dumbfounded that Arizona’s three respected universities are on the list. Where are the education and psychology scholars?
Once again, parents are left to wonder why their children didn’t pass the test.
  • Did they have unaddressed reading difficulties–and/or dyslexia?
  • Did they have undiagnosed learning disabilities?
  • Were they pushed to read too early?
  • Were they taught incorrectly?
  • Was the test poorly devised?
  • Were the standards inappropriate?
Whatever kind of learning problems exist, there are a variety of strategies and Arizona Fails its Children!:

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