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ALERT: Draft Arizona English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards Now Available for Public Review and Comment

8-20-16

Common Core Fighters,

The first draft of the "Arizona Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics" have been completed and are available for public comment. The updated draft standards are now available for review on the Arizona State Board of Education website at https://k12standards.az.gov/The comment period will remain open for 45 days and will close on October 3, 2016. To solicit additional feedback, the State Board has also scheduled 17 public hearings to take place across 13 counties from Sept. 12-21, 2016. A list of hearing dates, times and locations is available at https://k12standards.az.gov/public-meetings-2016-arizona-draft-stan.... See more details in the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and Arizona State Board of Education (SBE) press release below.

Here are the location and dates for the public hearings: https://k12standards.az.gov/public-meetings-2016-arizona-draft-stan...

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public hearings will be held across the state to allow for feedback for the Arizona Standards Development Committee on the 2016 Arizona DRAFT Math and English Language Arts (ELA) Standards.   Additionally, public comments on the 2016 Arizona DRAFT Math and ELA Standards may be submitted online through October 3, 2016.  Additional information about these public hearings can be found on the State Board of Education’s website.

September 12

6:00-7:00 PM
Show Low High School Library
1201 N. Cougar Ln.
Show Low, AZ 85901 

September 12

6:00-7:00 PM
Catalina Magnet High School Aud.
3645 E Pima St.
Tucson, AZ 85716

September 12

6:00-7:00 PM
Peoria Flex Ac. Lecture Hall
11200 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

September 13

5:00-6:00 PM
Holbrook District Board Room
1000 N. 8th Ave
Holbrook, AZ 86025

September 13

6:00-7:00 PM
Santa Cruz Complex, Room 120
2150 N. Congress Dr.
Nogales, AZ 85621

September 14

6:00-7:00 PM
Flagstaff High School: Hurley Theatre
400 W. Elm Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

September 14

6:00-7:00 PM
Cafeteria of the Rothery Center
3305 E. Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

September 15

6:00-7:00 PM
Safford District Board Room
734 11th St.
Safford, AZ 85546

September 15

6:00-7:00 PM
Madison Elem SD Board Room
5601 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

September 15
6:00-7:00 PM
Glassford Middle School Auditorium
6901 E. Panther Path
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

September 19

6:00-7:00 PM
Payson District Board Room
902 W. Main St
Payson, AZ 85541

September 19
6:00-7:00 PM
Chandler District Board Office
1525 W. Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224 

September 19

6:00-7:00 PM
Yuma School District #1
450 W. 6th St
Yuma, AZ 85364

September 20

6:00-7:00 PM
Gila Cty Board of Supervisors, Rm 202
1400 E. Ash St
Globe, AZ  85501

September 20

6:00-7:00 PM
Parker High School
1600 S. Kofa Ave
Parker, AZ 85344

September 20

6:00-7:00 PM
Walker Butte K-8 School
29697 N Desert Willow Blvd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

September 21

6:00-7:00 PM
Mohave County Admin Bldg.
700 W. Beal St.
Kingman, AZ 86402

For our precious ones,

-Jennifer Reynolds
http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

Arizona Department of Education & Arizona State Board of Education

                                              

Contact: Charles Tack

                                                                                                            Charles.Tack@azed.gov

            602-542-5072

 

 

(Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2016) – The Arizona State Board of Education and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today invited all Arizonans to share their feedback on draft versions of updated Arizona English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards.

 

"I am excited that Arizona is finally moving away from the federally imposed Common Core standards," said Superintendent Douglas. "The drafting of higher and more rigorous standards that are developmentally appropriate at every grade level brings us one step closer to giving Arizona students the excellent education they deserve. While I have not yet completed my final review of the drafts, I am pleased with the direction we are taking based on the briefings I have had so far."

 

“Last March, Governor Ducey charged the Board with a rigorous review of the standards and securing input from individuals throughout the state to develop Arizona academic standards,” State Board of Education President Reginald M. Ballantyne III stated. “I applaud the essential, thoughtful and tireless efforts of the dedicated educators from across the state in reviewing the comments and crafting this draft. The release of the 2016 draft English Language Arts and Mathematics standards certainly responds to the Governor’s call and I encourage the citizens of Arizona to offer their input. This is a terrific step forward.”

 

The updated draft standards are now available for review on the Arizona State Board of Education website at https://k12standards.az.gov/. The comment period will remain open for 45 days and will close on October 3, 2016. To solicit additional feedback, the State Board has also scheduled 17 public hearings to take place across 13 counties from Sept. 12-21, 2016. A list of hearing dates, times and locations is available at https://k12standards.az.gov/public-meetings-2016-arizona-draft-stan....

 

"Arizona parents, teachers and citizens now have an opportunity to share their thoughts and help improve these new drafts,” Superintendent Douglas continued. “Our goal is to deliver exceptional standards that truly belong to Arizonans, and the feedback we gather through this process is critical to achieving that objective.”

 

The State Board and the Superintendent also expressed their appreciation for the English Language Arts and Mathematics Working Groups, which were made up of over 200 Arizona educators from 10 counties. These educators reviewed over 2,000 public comments on the 2010 English Language Arts and Math standards and used that input along with their own grade-level expertise to review each standard. Throughout the review process, Arizona educators donated over 

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