University of Arizona
Institute for Mathematics and Education

Making Sense of Testing in Arizona, Progress Report


How does the fourth year affect recruitment and retention of teachers?

What support for this change is needed from business, government, school districts, and higher education?

Can Arizona institutions of higher education agree on a common placement test?

What existing test or set of tests can serve this purpose?

What advanced placement credit is appropriate for IB students?

How does IB credit compare with AP credit?

Under way

What is the correlation between tests student take?

The IM&E is initiating a statewide correlation study of SAT, ACT, Achieve Algebra II, university placement tests, grades in later courses. If you would like to participate, send an email to

What do teachers need to know to teach a fourth year of mathematics?

The new IM&E report on models for fourth year courses is now online.

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