signs bill on boosting AIMS scores
May 15, 2008
Napolitano has signed into law a bill passed by the Legislature to again let
thousands of Arizona high school students use good grades to augment their AIMS
AIMS measures students' knowledge of math, reading and writing standards, and
students have to pass the test to get a diploma.
Napolitano's action was announced by the bill's sponsor and it comes a day after
the House passed the measure without enough votes
The sponsor, Democratic Rep. David Schipira, says that means districts
will not be able to give diplomas to affected students until 90 days after the
legislative session ends in a month or so.
But Schipira says he expects most schools will permit affected students to
participate in the graduation ceremonies this month.