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October 6th, 2016

Arizona Department of Education Now Seeking Public Comment on Science and Social Studies Standards

(Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is pleased to announce that the public comment period for the revision of Arizona’s current Science and Social Studies Standards is now open and will be available through Dec. 3, 2016.

“Arizona parents, teachers and citizens now have an opportunity to share their thoughts and help improve these important standards,” said Superintendent Douglas. “Our goal is to deliver exceptional standards that truly belong to our state, and the feedback we gather through this process is critical to achieving that objective.”

Arizona’s current Science Standards were approved in 2004 and its Social Studies Standards were approved in 2005. Standards outline what a student needs to understand and be able to do by the end of each grade.

Arizonans are invited to review the two sets of standards and submit comments by completing a survey in each content area. The surveys are designed to gather comments from teachers, administrators, parents, students, community members, policy makers and the general public. The feedback provided will help inform revision committees of Arizona educators as they begin the process of revising the standards in the coming months.

The Arizona Department of Education is also accepting applications for educators to serve on the revision committees for each subject.

To provide feedback or to apply to serve on a revision committee, Arizonans can visit the Department’s Science and Social Studies Standards Public Feedback page.

 

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July 19th, 2016

Draft State Plan for Every Student Succeeds Act Now Available

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December of 2015, is the successor to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the newest installment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. This new law restores the authority in education policy to  states and local education agencies (LEAs). This page is designed to be a hub of information and resources to assist us in designing and implementing our own Arizona education system to best serve our students.

For more information, or to provide feedback, please contact us at [email protected]. For information on the ESEA Flexibility Request that remains in effect until the 2016-2017 school year, please visit www.azed.gov/eseawaiver.

U.S. Department of Education, ESSA: www.ed.gov/essa.

February 16, 2016 – ADE Message to School District and Charter School Administrators

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June 1st, 2015

ATTENTION: Certification Closing at Noon on Friday, July 17

The Certification Unit will be closing at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 17 for carpet replacement and will be reopening at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 20. Certification will not be able to assist anyone who comes to the counter after 12 p.m. on Friday, July 17, so please plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

ATTENTION: Certification Hours Reduced July 17 and 20

Friday, July 17: Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Monday, July 20: Open 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

You can mail your application to:

ADE-Certification Unit PO BOX 6490 Phoenix, AZ 85005

Thank you for your patience and understanding while these upgrades take place.

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March 25th, 2015

Draft Arizona Arts Standards Now Available for Public Review

The Department is pleased to announce that a draft set of Arizona Arts Standards is now open for public review.

DRAFT Standards Online Survey Link
2015 Arts Standards Introduction Preview the Survey Questions here
Dance Standards Survey
Media Arts Standards Survey
General Music Standards K-8 Survey
Music:  Performing Ensemble Standards (High School) Survey
Music:  Harmonizing Instrument Standards (High School) Survey
Music:  Music Theory and Composition Standards (High School) Survey
Music: Music Technology Standards (High School) Survey
Theatre Standards Survey
Visual Arts Standards Survey

 

Additional input:

  • Email comments to: [email protected] Subject header: Arts Standard Review
  • Fax comments to: (602) 364-0902 Attn: Arts Standards Review Committee
  • Mail comments to: Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson Street #32, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Public Input Meetings

Please find below the meeting schedule and reservation link to participate in public review meetings for the DRAFT 2015 Arizona Arts Standards. Please share this information with your arts educator colleagues, your parents and your administrators and encourage them to participate in the review. The draft standards can only get better with your input – and the input of the community!

Date Time Location Registration
Monday, March 30 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Goodyear Branch Library 14455 W. Van Buren Street,  STE C101

Goodyear, AZ 85338

602-652-3000

Registration Link Free to attend
Tuesday, April 7 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Mesa Creative and Performing Arts Center 155 North Center Street

Mesa, Arizona 85201-6682

480-308-7350

Registration Link Free to attend
Wednesday, April 15 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Marshall Magnet Elementary School 850 N Bonito St.

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

928-773-4030

Registration Link Free to attend
Thursday, April 16 4:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting – Webinar Join us at your computer! Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting Registration Link You must register so we can send you the login information! Free to attend
Monday, April 20 5:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting – Webinar Join us at your computer! Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting Registration Link You must register so we can send you the login information! Free to attend
Tuesday, April 21 4:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting – Webinar Join us at your computer! Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting Registration Link You must register so we can send you the login information! Free to attend
Wednesday, April 22 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Vail Middle School Library 5350 E. 16th Street

(off of Craycroft and between Broadway and 22nd St.)

Tucson, AZ 85711

520-584-5400

Registration Link Free to attend.

 

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March 16th, 2015

Online Certification Portal Now Available

The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of a public certification portal, which will allow members of the public to verify the certificate information of Arizona educators. OACIS, the Online Arizona Certification and Information System, will

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