Student-Teacher-Course Connection – Get Started Today

Did you know all districts and charter schools must submit and certify Student-Teacher-Course (STC) Connection files three times a year? The STC Connection program creates visibility and transparency into the educational progress of students and the people who inspire them. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is helping districts and charters to successfully complete this program to meet federally-mandated data requirements.

Getting started

There are three phases to the Student-Teacher-Course (STC) Connection Project:

Phase I – Course Mapping – mapping your local course codes to the AZ State Course Catalog course codes

Phase II – SIS Preparation – updating your student information system with all the student, teacher and course information for your current school year

Phase III – Submitting your files to the State – uploading your STC information to our on-line application, the State Report Manager (SRM).

Submission Windows for 2015/2016:

Beginning of Year (BOY): July 1, 2015 – October 9, 2015

40th Day (Fall): August 3, 2015 – October 23, 2015

100th Day (Spring): November 9, 2015 – February 20, 2016

End-of-Year (EOY): March 11, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Please visit the STC website for training videos and webinars, templates, course catalogs and other resources.

Have additional questions?

The STC Team is also here to assist you. Our dedicated support team is available to answer your questions during business hours at 602.542.7378 Option 2, or at

ESEA Flexibility Request Granted

The U.S. Department of Education has granted Arizona’s application for relief from some of the most burdensome federal education regulations. The approved Flexibility Request means Arizona is no longer subject to many onerous elements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

NEWArizona’s List of Reward, Priority, and Focus Schools

NEWGuide to Reward, Priority, and Focus Schools

Reward, Priority, and Focus School Criteria Definitions (Updated)

Arizona ESEA Flexibility Request Approval Letter (July 19, 2012)

Approved Arizona ESEA Flexibility Request (July 19, 2012)

NEWArizona ESEA Flexibility Request Overview PowerPoint
(Updated October 17,2012)

Approval Notification to LEAs from Superintendent Huppenthal
(Sent July 25, 2012)

Notification to LEAs from Superintendent Huppenthal

For more information, or to provide feedback, please contact us at:

U.S. Department of Education, ESEA Flexibility:


On April 25, 2011, the State Board of Education (SBE) unanimously passed the proposed Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness. This action resulted from the passage of SB 1040 that directed the SBE to adopt and maintain a model framework for teacher and principal evaluation that includes quantitative data on student academic progress. ADE will continue to update this page in order to provide the most current information and resources to assist all Local Education Agencies (LEA) with the successful implementation of the framework in the 2012-2013 school year.

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