HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
It’s hard to call any process that starts off using the Common Core State Standards anything more than a rebranding, and that is what we see in Arizona.
Arizona students did not see much improvement in their AZMerit scores from the 2014-2015 school year. AZMerit is the state’s Common Core-aligned assessment.
The Arizona House Education Committee voted 5-2 in favor of advancing HB 2190, a bill that would block the Common Core and PARCC from being used.
Arizona State Supt. of Public Instruction Diane Douglas blasted the Common Core State Standards and its assessment 2015 Condition of Education Address.