MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL BECK
In a few short weeks, we will be sharing your child’s AZ MERIT results with you. Scores will be mailed to you via US mail in early November. You will receive a comprehensive family score report with detailed information about how your child performed on both the English language arts and math portions of the test. Please know that this test represents just one of many measures that gauge your student’s progress. The result, while meaningful, should be taken in the context of how your child is doing on his homework, grades, and class participation.
This year’s results may seem lower than what you have come to expect from your child. However, there is no need to be alarmed – we expect lower test scores with any transition to a new test. Also, expectations have been raised for what our students need to know and be able to do. If your child’s scores are lower than you hoped they would be, it doesn’t mean your child is doing worse. Instead the scores will provide a more accurate view of how your child is doing academically.
Remember, your child’s teachers are still your best resources for information. They can answer many questions you may have about how to use these results to support your child’s learning at home. I encourage you to review the result and discuss any concerns with your child’s teachers.
NEW SCHOOL INFORMATION Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy will be relocating to 19th Avenue and Thomas Road. We will also have a new school name: Linda Abril Educational Academy. Please click on the following links to learn more about our new school - LAEA Renderings and LAEA Construction Updates. PUHSD Press Release - March 13, 2015