It is interesting to hear reactions to these amazingly low test scores. Only if one worships at the altar of achievement would one be distressed by these results. I see it as the best news for the future of AZ education, because now we can face the reality of how very much our students have not learned and are unprepared for higher ed, formal or otherwise.
"[P]roficiency on math and English on the AZMerit tests declines as grade level rises. High school juniors, just a year away from graduation, fared poorest of any grade level on reading: Only 25% were "proficient" or "highly proficient."