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School Report Cards

What Are School Report Cards?

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.

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.

Arizona LEARNS Achievement Profile
Required by state law
Longitudinal examination of student performance
Components of evaluation
  • AIMS scores
  • Measure of Academic Progress
  • Graduation/dropout rates
  • AYP
Labels schools on a graded scale:
  • Failing to meet academic standards
  • Underperforming
  • Performing
  • Highly performing
  • Excelling

NCLB

Required by federal law

One-year snapshot of student performance

Components of evaluation

  • AIMS scores
  • Percent students assessed
  • Attendance/Graduation rates

Labels schools on a yes/no system

Arizona LEARNS Achievement Profile

Required by state law

Longitudinal examination of student performance

Components of evaluation

  • AIMS scores
  • Measure of Academic Progress
  • Graduation/dropout rates
  • AYP

Labels schools on a graded scale

  • Failing to meet academic standards
  • Underperforming
  • Performing
  • Highly performing
  • Excelling

Assessment information courtesy of Arizona Department of Education.