Arizona State Board of Education Adopts New Statewide Achievement TestOn November 3rd, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) for Arizona students. The AzMERIT test will replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests beginning in spring of 2015. Students in 3rd grade through high school will take the AzMERIT English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. Students in 4th grade, 8th grade and high school will take the AIMS Science test. For more information about the AzMERIT, please visit http://www.azed.gov/assessment/azmerit/.
SUSD Finalists for the Super Bowl STEM Awards
Marilyn Williams, a teacher at Tavan Elementary School, is a finalist for Most Dedicated STEM Teacher, Navajo Elementary School is a finalist for Best STEM School and Saguaro High School is a finalist for the Most Innovative STEM Club as determined by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 2014 STEM Superhero Awards. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will host a ceremony on November 12th at the Arizona Science Center to honor the finalists and winners will receive prizes. Congratulations and good luck!