Archive — Month: December 2012

May 12th, 2011

Top School District and Charter System Ranking – Click Here to view top-ranked individual schools.   *Charter system “A” grades were awarded to school districts and charter systems that earned at least 140 of a possible 200 points using the Arizona Department of Education’s A-F School Accountability Letter Grade System. Points for charter systems operating [Read more…]

December 24th, 2012

PARCC Tech Guidelines Version 2.1

Version 2.0 of the PARCC Technology Guidelines provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements. It also suggests recommended levels of bandwidth that will support schools’ instructional and assessment needs. It does not yet set minimum bandwidth specifications. Schools and districts can use these guidelines to determine the eligibility of existing [Read more…]

December 17th, 2012

ADE Responds to School Safety Concerns

The Department has resources available to school districts across the state to help them develop emergency response plans and threat assessment protocols. We also have a School Safety Resource webpage available for schools, parents and the public. If you have concerns about your child’s school, we encourage you to talk to your local school administrators and [Read more…]

December 13th, 2012

Designing Comprehensive Evaluation Systems: Summit IV: Bridging Educator Evaluation with Common Core Implementation to Improve Teaching and Learning

    Click here to register now Purpose of the Summit To deepen understanding of the link between the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards (ACCS) and educator effectiveness; To recognize how ACCS, effective instruction, aligned assessments and educator evaluation systems are interdependent and complementary; To acknowledge the critical importance of school and local education [Read more…]