Educator Excellence Overview

Arizona Educator Exams information

Educator Excellence Section oversees the following departments:


The Certification subprogram consistently and accurately enforces the State Board of Education rules and regulations and state statutes governing the certification of professional educators in the state. [Read more ……. ]

Effective Teachers and Leaders:

Effective Teachers and Leaders (formerly Title II-A) is responsible for increasing student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified, effective teachers in the classroom and highly qualified, effective principals in schools. [Read more ……. ]

Professional Development:

The Professional Development Capacity Building Team’s focus is on systemic approaches to dramatically increase the quality and outcomes of professional learning. [Read more ……. ]

Teacher/Principal Evaluation:

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, which in turn became ARS§ 15-203(A)(38). This statute directs the SBE to adopt and maintain a model framework for teacher and principal evaluation that includes quantitative data on student academic progress. The SBE amended and approved changes to the framework on May 19, 2014 and January 25, 2016. ADE will continue to update this page in order to provide the most current information and resources to assist all Local Education Agencies with the successful implementation of the framework in the 2016 – 2017 school year and beyond. [Read more ……. ]