Ariz. launches reviews of AIMS test
Associated Press

Sept. 22, 2008

By Paul Davenport
Tucson, Arizona | Published:
PHOENIX State education officials are launching a review of the AIMS test and whether it should be expanded or replaced.
A seven-member task force appointed Monday by the state Board of Education will conduct the review, which is required under a law passed by the Legislature last spring. Gov. Janet Napolitano backed the plan.
Ideas on the table include replacing the high school AIMS test with a national college exam. Proposals also include using AIMS as a high school graduation test but adding a higher level version to gauge college readiness.
The task force is supposed to report its findings and recommendations by June 30.
However, some legislators say they hope to hear from the task force sooner so changes can be considered during the 2009 legislative session.