Interactive Education Maps
Explore education indicators data in depth using the interactive education maps listed below. For detailed indicator overviews, visualizations, and raw data, visit the related indicator pages for each map.
Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test is an assessment that measures whether or not a student is meeting academic content standards developed by the state of Arizona. Beginning in 2000, three core subject areas were assessed: mathematics, reading, and writing. Starting in school year 2007-08 science was added to the test in grades 4, 8 and 10. Visit the AIMS indicator page for more information.
In 2010, the A-F Accountability Letter Grade System was passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Brewer. The system seeks to inform parents about how different schools measure-up. It evaluates schools on both academic outcomes and academic growth – a model that helps account for the unique demographic composition of each school. The A-F system replaced the AZ LEARNS labels that were formerly assigned to schools.
AZ LEARNS (Historical Data)
In November 2001, Arizona voters approved Proposition 301 which, among other things, provided funds to the Arizona Department of Education to develop a system to measure school performance based on student achievement. The accountability system created to satisfy the statute is referred to as the Arizona LEARNS. Visit the AZ LEARNS indicator page for more information.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a school-level performance indicator prescribed by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The act aimed to improve the performance of U.S. schools by increasing the standards of accountability and providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children attend based on information about performance.Visit the AYP indicator page for more information.
High School Dropout Rates
Dropout rates refer to the proportion of students who drop out of school during a twelve-month reporting period. The dropout rate is the number of students who dropped out divided by the number of students who were enrolled during the school year multiplied by 100. The high school dropout rate is calculated from those in grades 7 through 12 who drop out during a single year. Visit the High School Dropout Rates indicator page for more information.
High School Graduation Rates
The graduation rate of public high schools is a “cohort” measure of four-year graduation; that is, the share of students who comprise a 9th grade class, plus transfers in, minus transfers out and deceased students, who graduate by the fourth year. The four-year graduation rate is calculated for each high school in the determination of their adequate yearly progress (AYP) and the five-year rate is calculated and used in annual AZ LEARNS calculations. Visit the High School Graduation Rates indicator page for more information.