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AZCentral.com

Jun 19, 12:00 AM

Arizona schools look at Florida as successful reform model

While dropout rates edged down and graduation rates rose a few percentage points, average scores on national reading and math exams have stagnated. One state, however, has defied the trend. In 1999, Florida began implementing reforms that some researchers say led to a surprising rise in the standardized test scores of elementary-school students. That has caused several states, including Arizona, to begin adopting some of Florida's strategies, hoping for similar results.

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