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.
“This will ensure we continue to have accountability in our education system, so parents can make the best educational choice for their kids,” he added.
Source: CNN – US News