At the heart of our mission is the desire to provide a quality education to each student in Arizona, no matter where they attend school. The Association’s research team supports this goal by publishing analyses of Arizona school quality, providing tools for researchers, and promoting research-based advocacy that improves student outcomes. Our expertise has been employed for a number of non-partisan, external reviews and evaluations of Arizona’s key education policies.
The Arizona Charter Schools Association collaborates with Expect More Arizona to collect and report school level data for all public schools in Arizona. The Education Evaluator is an easy to use, interactive mapping tool that provides critical information for parents and community stakeholders regarding commonly agreed measures of school quality.
The Association created an interactive mapping tool that includes all public schools – district and charter- that received a 2018 letter grade. While we know more work is needed to refine and improve Arizona’s A-F letter grades and measurements of school quality, this statewide measurement allows for equitable quality review among all of Arizona’s public schools.
If you are one of the many Arizonans wondering what to make of the 2018 AzMERIT results, then the Association’s school-by-school dashboard will help to provide meaningful context. The dashboard ranks each school in Arizona based on overall pass rates in Mathematics and English Language Arts, and results can be filtered by city and free and reduced lunch rate. Click on the icon to see the full interactive dashboard.
Use our interactive dashboard to examine AzMERIT pass rate trends in our state. Drill down into data by grade level and test level, along with subgroups such as gender, race, and economic categories. Use this data to contextualize your school’s performance, and to target improvement areas in your own classroom.
This tool allows a teacher or principal to drill down into grade level/test level data, while also examining trends within subgroups of students, such as male, female, white, or Hispanic/Latino. This tool can be used to improve growth rates within subgroups, which is used for A-F letter grades and accountability measures.
Education Blog and Publications
Phoenix (Jan. 9, 2020) – Arizona Charter Schools Association President and CEO Jake Logan released the following statement in response to Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive