Apr. 22, 2005
Minority students in Arizona's
Class of 2006 continue to score very low on the high school AIMS exit
exam and remain most in danger of not receiving their diplomas on
graduation day, a study released Thursday concluded.
Despite two attempts to pass the AIMS math section, African-American, Hispanic and Native American students make up 70 percent of those students who appear to be stuck at the bottom, said Arizona State University researcher David Garcia, who co-authored the study and presented the findings to the Arizona State Board of Education during a study session on Thursday.
The results of the research sparked concern by the state board, which has been unanimous in its support for the 2006 exit exam.