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									           AIMS

Tucson Unified School District
   Title 1-Family Support
           What is AIMS DPA?


Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards
Dual Purpose Assessment (AIMS DPA) is a
combination of two separate tests.
Includes Two Tests

       AIMS DPA




AIMS          TERRANOVA
          AIMS vs. TerraNova
•AIMS, which measures how well you know
the reading, writing, and mathematics
content that all Arizona students in your
grade level are expected to know and be
able to do.

•TerraNova, which compares your
performance in reading, language arts, and
mathematics to the performance of other
students in your grade level
nationwide.
•AIMS includes
multiple-choice questions in reading and
mathematics and one extended writing
response.

•The TerraNova test questions
are all multiple-choice questions. They
make up a small portion of the reading
and mathematics sections of the
AIMS DPA test
    Who has to take AIMS DPA?

All students in Grades 3 through 8 are
required to participate in AIMS DPA
testing in the spring, usually in
April.
          State Tutoring


     The State Tutoring Program is
designed to provide academic tutoring
 in reading, writing, and mathematics
in order to improve student academic
             performance.
  Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?

Eligibility and Tutoring Dates for the
              fall 08 round

•Juniors and seniors who had not passed
AIMS in order to graduate 8/11/08-
11/21/08 OR

•Juniors and seniors who had not passed
AIMS in order to graduate 8/11/08-
11/21/08
    Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?



Students attending Underperforming/
Failing schools per 07-08 AZ LEARNS
label
      Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?

   Eligibility and Tutoring Dates for the
        spring 09 round of tutoring

•Freshmen and sophomores who did not pass
8th grade AIMS, juniors and seniors who had
yet to pass high school AIMS in order to
graduate OR

•Students attending Underperforming/ Failing
schools per 07-08 AZ LEARNS label
Who Qualifies for State Tutoring?


Dates for both groups of eligible
students 01/05/09- 04/13/09
The summer 2009 round will be
decided in the future depending
on available funds.
                  Tips for Success

•Attend school everyday! You miss out if you are not there.
•Ask your teacher for help if you do not understand your
schoolwork. There is no such thing as a silly question!
•Pay attention in class and always do your best.
•Do your homework – everyone needs PRACTICE in order
to get better.
      What Should Your Child Do to Prepare

   Take practice test
   Ask your child’s teacher to identify
    areas your child may need to work
    on.
   Review areas that your child has
    difficulties
   Questions?
 Contact Priscilla McCraney
TUSD Title 1 Family Support
      520-225-3290

								
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