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AZ LEARNS Labels Released
The Arizona Department of Education has released the AZ LEARNS labels for 2007. Madison's labels are listed in the chart below: 

School

2007 Label

Madison No. 1

Performing Plus

Camelview

Excelling

Heights

Highly Performing

Meadows

Excelling

Park

Performing

Simis

Excelling

Rose Lane

Highly Performing









 










ADE's definitions of the various achievement labels are as follows:


Excelling -Significantly above state performance goals, in addition, a significant number of students have exceeded the standard on the AIMS test.

Highly Performing - Above state performance goals or has demonstrated adequate improvement, in addition, a significant number of students have exceed the standard on the AIMS test. 

Performing Plus - Above state performance goals, however, the number of students excelling the state test is not sufficient to earn a highly performing or excelling label.

Performing - Meets state performance goals. 

Underperforming - Needs to meet state performance and state progress goals. 

Failing to Meet the Academic Standards - Needs to meet state performance and state progress goals. School performance has been designated as Underperforming for three consecutive years and a site review determined the designation of Failing to Meet the Academic Standards was warranted.


Madison Education Foundation to Host Informal Session
The Madison Education Foundation orientation scheduled for November 13 has been cancelled. Information on future information sessions will be forthcoming.


Class Size Presentation
At the October 2, 2007 Board Meeting, information was provided on class sizes and their relationship to student achievement, teacher retention, and costs. The entire PowerPoint is available here . Information on the references used can also be found here
(PDF SchoolCenter Picture ).


Governing Board's Letter to School Redistricting Commission
In August, the Board sent a letter (PDF
SchoolCenter Picture ) to the School District Redistricting Commission opposing the plan to merge Madison with the Wilson, Balsz and Creighton Elementary Districts and bring in two Phoenix Union high schools, Camelback and North.


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