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Student recognition AASA

Perfect Score 22Each Spring, all students in Grades 3-8 participate in the statewide academic achievement test. The test, Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment (AASA), measures a student’s mastery of the standards in two subjects: Math and English Language Arts (Reading and Writing). This year we had 67 students across the district who received a perfect score in at least one of the tested areas.

At last week’s Governing Board meeting, we recognized three students whose achievements on this test set them apart from the others: Viviana Alvarado (Grade 5) received a perfect score in both Math and ELA. Patrick Minh (Grade 8) and Emilyse Winter (Grade 8) both received a perfect score in the Math section for the last four years. All three of these students attend Vista del Sur.

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Superintendent Launches Math All-Stars Club to Students in Grades 3-4

Math all-stars club logoIn September 2022,  Dr. Jeff Sprout launched the Superintendent’s Math All-Stars Club to all students in Grades 3-4 through a series of student assemblies.

Math All-Stars are challenged to spend 15 minutes a day practicing math skills. Students who join the club will be given a Chromebook to use at home for the duration of the school year. Participants will use the ALEKS online math program, a companion product to the district’s math curriculum. ALEKS uses adaptive tools to tailor students’ math practice to their identified needs.

Students who are in the Math All-Stars Club can earn monthly prizes for their participation.

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