Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards
- Important College and Career Ready Tools for Parents and Families
- Parents’ Guide to Student Success in the College and Career Ready Era
- College and Career Readiness Checklist
- Arizona Aims Higher
AzMERIT – Arizona’s Statewide Achievement Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics
High School Graduation
- Minimum High School Graduation Requirements
- Education & Career Action Plan
- Dropout Prevention Resources
Finding the Right School
- Parent Information
- Traveling the Special Education Highway: A Parent’s Guide to a Successful Journey
- Special Education Dispute Resolution
- AZ Promising Practices
- AZ FIND
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Alternate Assessment – NCSC (ELA and Mathematics)
- Alternate Assessment – AIMS A (Science)
- Assistive Technology
- Secondary Transition
- Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)
Welcome to Arizona! You have several options when selecting a school for your child(ren). You can find schools in your area and see how they are performing by visiting www.azreportcards.com, Arizona’s new comprehensive school report card system. Once there you’ll be able to see information about a school’s size, test results, and A-F letter grade rating.
I’ve heard that Arizona has new Academic Standards and I want my child(ren) to be ready. Where can I go for more information?
You’re absolutely correct – starting with the 2013-2014 school year, all Arizona schools began implementing Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. We have many resources designed to help you better understand what they mean for your student(s).
In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. In order to help communicate the purpose of the new test and several important aspects of the upcoming implementation process, the Arizona Department of Education has created a series of helpful resources to guide parents at www.azed.gov/AzMERIT. Please check that page often as we will regularly be adding new resources.
First, if the issue is taking place in the classroom, try to address it with your child’s teacher. Then, make an appointment with the principal of the school. If your issue is still not resolved, contact the superintendent of the district or charter school administrative office that oversees your child’s school. If you have still not reached a resolution, your final step is to bring the problem to the attention of the governing school board. They are the officials that hold regular meetings regarding school issues in your district or charter school system. They will make the final decision regarding most issues.
The governing school board makes final decisions about student grades, promotion and retention, discipline issues, teacher contracts, parental involvement, curriculum, textbook, student travel etc.
Click here for a step-by-step process.
Our department has numerous resources for parents with special needs children. Please explore the links below for more information.
- Move On When Reading
- First Things First
- Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement Resources for Families
School Safety and Prevention Programs
- Bullying Prevention Resources for Parents and Students
- Free of Fear, Violence, and Bullying
Health and Nutrition at School