Chandler USD students outperformed statewide average on standardized tests

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Students in Chandler USD performed above the state average in English language arts and math state standardized assessments in 2018-19, according to data released from the Arizona Department of Education Oct. 7.

Chandler USD had 59% of students passing the English language arts assessments and 58% of students passing the math assessments, according to data from the state. The state offers AzMERIT as its primary assessment instrument but allows districts and charters to alternatively use use the SAT, ACT or Multi-State Alternative Assessment.

Statewide, 42% of students passed the English language arts assessments and 42% also passed the math assessments on their respective tests.

Chandler USD students also performed better than the average of charter schools statewide, with 51% of those students passing the English language arts assessments and 48% passing math.

Chandler’s overall percentage of students passing the English assessments increase by three points from last year, according to Arizona Department of Education data.

Mesa Public Schools and Kyrene Elementary District also outperformed the statewide averages in at least one category. In Mesa, 41% of students passed the English assessments and 43% passed math. In Kyrene, 59% percent of students passed the math and English assessments.

In Tempe Union High School District, 37% of students passed the English assessments and 35% passed the math assessments.

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