Arizona College and Career Readiness: Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, academic preparation, and behaviors needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses or for entry and success in postsecondary workforce education or directly into a job that offers gainful employment and career advancement.

Move on When Reading: Beginning in the school year 2013-2014, Arizona will implement new policy that will create multiple opportunities for 3rd grade students to master reading at the grade level. Students who score Falls Far Below on the AIMS reading test may be retained in the 3rd grade to meet the rigorous reading standards set forth in the Arizona English Language Arts Standards.