To develop successful citizens through robust public education.
The State Board of Education is created by the Arizona Constitution and charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of the public school system. The Board is composed of the following eleven members: the superintendent of public instruction, the president of a state university or state college, four lay members, a president or chancellor of a community college district, a person who is an owner or administrator of a charter school, a superintendent of a high school district, a classroom teacher and a county school superintendent.
In addition to its general regulatory responsibilities, Arizona law charges the Board with numerous other duties. The primary powers and duties of the Board are articulated in A.R.S. § 15-203.
WHAT NONACADEMIC DATA DOES THE STATE OF ARIZONA COLLECT ABOUT ARIZONA PUPILS?
A.R.S. § 15-741 requires the State Board of Education to publish on its website a description of all non-test student data collected pursuant to an annually administered statewide assessment such as the AASA.
The non-test student data currently collected by the Arizona Department of Education on the AASA is as follows:
Student Last Name
Student First Name
Student Middle Name
Special Education Status
English Language Learner Status
Economic Disadvantaged Status
The purpose for collecting these data elements are for either student identification purposes or for the analyses necessary to determine that the test items are fair with regard to student characteristics which are outside the student’s control (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, etc.).
The Department’s test vendor is prohibited from sharing AASA non-test student data with any entity other than the Department of Education.