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Results Count Heads to Arizona to Help Kids Hit Grade-Level Reading Benchmarks

Reading at grade level by third grade is a critical milestone — one that can help predict whether or not kids will thrive in later grades and graduate from high school. That’s why Read On Arizona — a statewide public-private partnership devoted to improving early language and literacy outcomes — tapped the Annie E. Casey Foundation to advance its work helping young Arizonans reach this important target. Continue reading

October 30, 2017

Chronic Absenteeism in Arizona: Minutes Matter

School is back in full swing in Arizona, and there’s work underway to ensure children are not missing out on the opportunity to learn. Continue reading

September 25, 2017


AzMERIT, MSAA, and NCSC Results

Please be aware that the Arizona Department of Education does not issue AIMS nor AzMERIT results. Please contact the school or LEA where the student tested for this information. AzMERIT …

September 12, 2017

Search for your school’s 2016-17 AzMERIT scores

The Arizona Department of Education released official 2016-17 AzMERIT results Wednesday afternoon, but the public will have to wait until Oct. 9 to see how the scores will impact new A-F school letter grades. Continue reading

September 6, 2017


Media Advisory: State of Arizona and City of Phoenix Receive National Awards at Read On Arizona Literacy Summit August 29

MEDIA ADVISORY State of Arizona and City of Phoenix Receive National Awards at Read On Arizona Literacy Summit August 29 Governor Ducey, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Phoenix Mayor …

August 29, 2017

Parents Urged to Get Children’s Vision Screened This Summer

Click to see Spanish version PHOENIX – Only about one in four Arizona children younger than age 6 gets regular vision screenings, according to the Children’s National Health Survey, but …

July 5, 2017


New Initiative Helps AZ Parents Prepare Babies for Reading Success

Just because babies can’t talk, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk to them. That’s just one tip in a new language and literacy awareness campaign. Continue reading

May 24, 2017

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost

New research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before …

May 4, 2017




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