Arizona developed new Health Education Standards in 2009 to replace the previous 1997 Standards. The 2009 Health Education Standard should have been fully implemented by Arizona schools as of the 2010-2011 school year.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-203(A)(38), first adopted in 2010 and subsequently amended. The Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness complies with all legal requirements of ARS § 15-203 (A)(38) while also providing LEAs with as much flexibility as possible to develop evaluation systems that meet their individual needs.
The Arizona Science Standard adopted in 2004 is the current science standard. Instruction should be aligned to this standard during 2015-16 and all subsequent school years until the State Board of Education adopts new science standards.
Arizona Revised Statute § 15-203(A)(38): The State Board of Education shall…”on or before December 15, 2011 adopt and maintain a model framework for a teacher and principal evaluation instrument that includes quantitative data on student academic progress that accounts for between thirty-three percent and fifty per cent of the evaluation outcomes and best practices for professional development and evaluator training. School districts and charter schools shall use an instrument that meets the data requirements established by the State Board of Education to annually evaluate individual teachers and principals beginning in school year 2012 – 2013.