AIMS results show Kyrene among state's top schools
Kyrene schools once again have been selected among the top-performing districts in the state, according to the recently released 2004 AIMS test results.
AIMS measures the progress of Arizona's students toward mastering state-mandated reading, writing and mathematics standards.
The percentage of Kyrene students who met or exceeded the performance standard well exceeded the state average in every grade and subject, officials said.
We are encouraged and gratified by the outstanding performance of Kyrene students, which is a testament to the students, teachers, parents and staff that contribute to our mission of outstanding academic achievement, said David Schauer, assistant superintendent of instructional services.
Kyrenes AIMS scores and how they compare to the state average.
Math 81 percent meet or exceed standard; State Average 64 percent
Reading 85 percent meet or exceed; State Average 72 percent
Writing 88 percent meet or exceed; State Average 81 percent
Math 71 percent meet or exceed; State Average 47 percent
Reading 72 percent meet or exceed; State Average 52 percent
Writing 79 percent meet or exceed; State Average 62 percent
Math 44 percent meet or exceed; State Average 26 percent
Reading 72 percent meet or exceed; State Average 50 percent
Writing 72 percent meet or exceed; State Average 59 percent
Kyrene has also revised its reading and math curricula for the 2004-2005 in order to remain aligned with state standards in each subject, according to district officials.
The district has adopted new math resources and created new curriculum maps, officials say, adding:
We are committed to providing meaningful research-based professional development for all teachers so they will have the necessary skills and resources to ensure all students will make continuous learning progress.
Work is also underway on revising Kyrene's writing curriculum this year.