Public districts serving Gilbert outperform state in assessment tests

The three public school districts that serve students in Gilbert outperformed state averages on assessment tests, according to 2018-2019 data released Oct. 7 from the Arizona Department of Education.

More than half the students in Gilbert Public Schools, Higley USD and Chandler USD passed the assessment tests, while state averages lagged at 42% in both English language arts and mathematics.

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.

Gilbert Public Schools students passed ELA assessments at a 53% clip, while 52% of its students passed mathematics.

Higley USD posted the highest passing rates at 63% in ELA and 65% in mathematics. It also had the most students performing at the highest level—24% in ELA and 30% in math.

Chandler USD had 59% of its student pass ELA and 58% in mathematics.

The three districts also outperformed the statewide charter school averages, where 51% ELA assessments and 48% in math.

Check back at www.communityimpact.com for more detailed results this week.
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By Tom Blodgett

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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