Arizona



State Governance

State Board of Education

                Arizona’s State Board of Education consists of eleven members, each serving four-year terms. Board members are appointed by the governor, and approved by the Senate.

Arizona’s State Board of Education has authority over:

  • Teacher Licensure
  • Summative Assessments
  • Content Standards Adoption

Governor

Doug Ducey (R)

Chief State School Officer

Diane Douglas

Elected through a partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 50.2%

English Language Learners: 6.3%

Served by IDEA: 11.8%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading data for Grade 4 race/ethnicity and NSLP eligibility compared to the state average:

Reading data for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015. Additional national average data is included in the graph:

Mathematics data for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity and NSLP eligibility compared to the state average:

Mathematics data for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015. Additional national average data is included in the graph:

Science data for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity and NSLP eligibility compared to the state average:

Graduation Rates

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools:

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1994

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 623

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 165,961

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Arizona submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. Learn more about Arizona’s ESSA approach.