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As valley students get ready to head back to class, the state department of education released a report card on schools in Arizona. The grades are based on students' AIMS scores and many schools are showing improvements. 

This year, there was a small gain in both math and reading scores compared to 2012.

The percentage of students passing the math portion increased by one percentage point -- to 61 percent..

And 78 percent of students passed the reading test -- also an increase of one percent.

But Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal says more needs to be done.

"We know that the stress from finances over the last couple years are a significant distraction from our educational mission. The legislature needs to do something about it."

Some of the statistics were not encouraging.

Only 57 percent of students passed science and 56 percent passed the writing, which Huppenthal referred to as a "wake up call."

But he also noted over 300 schools improved their letter grades when compared to last year and he is confident that will increase next year.

"They should be measuring the relationships with parents, they should be measuring the percentage of their teachers that say their school is an excellent place to work, and they should be measuring the percentage of students that think this is an outstanding place to go to school."

Arizona Dept. of Education: 2013 A-F Letter Grades for All Schools and LEAs
Excel document contains 6 separate tabs
(Traditional schools, small schools, K-2 schools, alternative schools, LEAs, and 95% Tested Criteria)
www.azed.gov/research-evaluation/files/2013/08/2013-a-f-letter-grades.xls

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