School grades are going up in Arizona as the state’s A-F grading system is having the desired effect. Student achievement has been steadily rising since the state approved the accountability measure in 2010.
Parents are using the grades to measure school quality. Education officials are using them to target schools that need improvement and to learn from schools that are improving.
Sixty-five percent of schools earned an A or B this past year. The improvement has been driven in part by gains made by the lowest performing students.
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