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Arizona Administrators’ Ultimate Guide to Planning for the 2018–19 School Year

Arizona Administrators’ Ultimate Guide to Planning for the 2018–19 School Year

With the 2018-2019 school year nearly underway, planning is top of mind for district and school administrators. To support you in the planning process, we've assembled a curated list of our best resources aligned to goals outlined by the Arizona ESSA plan.

Boost Arizona Standards Mastery and AzMERIT Achievement

Building foundational reading and math skills and increasing the number of students who perform above mastery level on the AzMERIT is an ongoing challenge. Utilize the following guides to take a fresh approach to your instructional programs or refine your current practices.

Frequent, standards-based formative assessments are a critical piece of effective data-driven instruction. Our formative assessment workbook provides a framework for implementing formative assessments throughout the lesson cycle. Its planning forms and data-tracking worksheets can be used across multiple subjects and grade levels.

It’s a well-known fact that a strong foundation in literacy is key to future academic success in any subject. Arizona’s Move on When Reading policy helps ensure success for its students as they move through school, college, and careers. This workbook evaluates the many facets of structuring an effective, research-based reading and language arts block and helps you select the appropriate technology tools to support your approach.  

Bring the best parts of online learning and traditional instruction together in a blended learning program. Blended learning programs come in many forms and enable scalable personalized learning. Use this workbook to get your district’s or school's blended learning program started.

Address Achievement Gaps and Support English Learners and Special Education Students

With a long-term goal of closing proficiency gaps by 50%, Arizona demonstrates its commitment to educating all students. The following resources provide strategies for meeting the needs of special student populations.

Use this worksheet to plan programs to address the needs of special populations of students.

Personalized learning allows educators to meet the varying needs of all learners, improving learning outcomes. This workbook takes the guesswork out of personalized learning by providing a step-by-step plan from development to implementation.

This collection of blog posts addresses topics like back-to-school strategies to support ELLs, ways to prepare ELLs for high-stakes assessments, and more. 

This collection of blog posts addresses topics like dyslexia, ways to navigate IEP meetings, ADHD, and trends in special education.

Support Graduation Rates

Arizona has raised the bar for graduation expectations by setting a long-term goal of 90% of students graduating in four years by 2030. Make sure that your school has a credit recovery program in place so that all students who fall behind can catch up and graduate on time. 

Our credit recovery worksheet will show you how to set up a new program or enhance your current credit recovery offering.

Ensure College and Career Readiness

Arizona strives to provide students with a variety of ways to develop and demonstrate their readiness for college and careers. The following resources will help you open the door to several options in support of this goal.

During the 2015–16 school year, 99% of Arizona career and technical education high school students graduated, 81% met performance goals for mathematics, and 90% of Arizona CTE postsecondary students met performance goals for technical skills according to the U.S. Department of Education. It's clear that CTE programs improve outcomes for Arizona students, which is why CTE remains a top priority. Use our CTE workbook to plan a new program or utilize it as a guide to augment your current one.

Online curriculum can open up a world of college- and career-focused courses to students that their schools may not otherwise be able to offer, including Advanced Placement®, CTE, SAT®, ACT®, or WorkKeys® assessment preparation. Our online curriculum guide discusses several different ways that online curriculum can be used, and it even includes a worksheet to guide the process of identifying a provider that meets your needs.

A virtual implementation may help your school or district offer more flexible and expansive course options to serve populations in need. Use this workbook to evaluate if a virtual implementation is the best option for your school and get guidance on developing a program and selecting a digital provider.

Looking for online programs to help your school or district improve outcomes for all students? Check out Edmentum's suite of K–12 evidence-based assessments and digital curriculum, and see why over 8,000 districts in the nation partner with us.