Arizona schools won't use letter grades this year because of pandemic

亚利桑那州政府. 道格·杜西(Doug Ducey)周一签署了一项法案,该法案将暂停全州学校使用字母评分系统, 由于本学年受到持续的冠状病毒大流行的干扰.

Today I signed House Bill 2402, which ensures that students continue to be evaluated, so the State can ensure continued accountability in our education system, while also recognizing this year is unique and therefore provides some flexibility around the state’s A-F letter grade system for school,” Ducey wrote in the executive order.
Ducey also called on Arizona’s Board of Education to conduct a statewide assessment to see how significant the learning loss among students has been.
Students in Arizona are scheduled to take their AZMerit2 (AZM2) exams in April to assess academic proficiency. The tests were canceled in 2020 because school buildings were already closed.
    The Arizona State Board of Education shall utilize AZM2 (AZMerit) assessment data, and other assessment or academic data, for this school year to draw comparisons to prior years and identify the extent of learning loss that has occurred,” the executive order states.
      Getting kids caught up and on track needs to be a top focus of ours,” Ducey wrote in a February 15 letter to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
      This will ensure we continue to have accountability in our education system, so parents can make the best educational choice for their kids,” 他加了.