Gov. signs bill on boosting AIMS scores
Associated Press
May 15, 2008

Associated Press

Gov. Janet 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 test scores.
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.