Ariz. launches reviews of AIMS test
Sept. 22, 2008
Tucson, Arizona | Published: http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/education/258750
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
The task force is supposed to report its findings and recommendations by
However, some legislators say they hope to hear from the task force sooner
so changes can be considered during the 2009 legislative session.