University of Arizona
Institute for Mathematics and Education

Making Sense of Testing in Arizona

A Policy Retreat at the Westward Look Resort, October 13, 2007


  • Roberta Alley (Az Dept of Ed.)
  • Virginia Bohme (UA)
  • Catherine Flesner (IB)
  • Tom Horne (Superintendent of Education)
  • Deborah Hughes Hallett (UA)
  • Joceline Lega (UA)
  • Catherine Louchart (NAU)
  • William McCallum (UA)
  • Rebecca McGraw (UA)
  • Janet McShane (NAU)
  • Robin O'Callaghan (College Board)
  • Bob Poole (IB)
  • Debra Raeder (Governor's office)
  • Linda Rosen (Center for Mathematics Education, University of Maryland)
  • Laura Slover (Achieve, Inc.)
  • Bruno Welfert (ASU)
  • Deborah Yoklic (Pima CC)


8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Palm Terrace

9:00 a.m. Introduction and orientation to the task at hand

9:15 a.m. What mathematics tests do Arizona students take?

  • College Board
  • ACT
  • International Baccalaureate
  • University Placement Tests
  • Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

11:00 a.m. Arizona Superintendent of Education Tom Horne

12:00 p.m. Luncheon, Palm Terrace

1:00 p.m. Is there a problem? What is it and what are we doing about it?

  • Perspective of high school mathematics teachers and advisors
  • Alignment and placement test efforts

3:30 p.m. What's next? Five initiatives we can work toward now

The five initiatives (progress)