Title 1
Katherine Burgess

What Is Title 1?

Title 1 is a federally funded grant to provide supplementary services for all of our students.  These funds are used to increase student achievement at Porter.

Funds from the government may be used for the following:

  • Hire highly qualified instructional personnel to assist teachers in the classroom.
  • Provide training for staff and teachers
  • Provide supplemental instructional materials and technology
  • Ensure high-quality schoolwide programs
  • Increase parent participation

Porter is very fortunate to have this extra funding.  We want you to come to our school and be a part of your child's learning. 


AzMERIT assessment selected by Arizona State Board

The Arizona State Board of Education has adopted a new assessment to replace the AIMS test. AzMERIT, Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, will be given to students in third through eighth grade in English Language Arts and Mathematics. At the high school level, it will be an end-of-course test in English in ninth through 11th grade, and in Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. Passing AzMERIT will not be a graduation requirement.

Students will take AzMERIT for the first time in the spring of 2015, however exact testing dates have not been set yet. Total testing times are about seven hours per student, similar to the AIMS, and can be given on paper or on computer. AzMERIT is a rigorous test that requires students to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of formats. Results will allow for the comparison of Arizona students’ performance to students in 24 other states.

For more information about the new assessment, see the ADE website.

Evaluación AzMERIT seleccionada por la Junta Estatal de Arizona

La Junta de Educación del Estado de Arizona ha adoptado una nueva evaluación para reemplazar la prueba AIMS. AzMERIT – (por sus siglas en inglés, Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching), será dado a los estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado en lengua y literatura en inglés y matemáticas. Al nivel de escuela preparatoria, será una prueba de fin de curso en inglés en novena a undécimo grado, y en Algebra I, Algebra II y Geometría. Aprobar AzMERIT no será un requisito para la graduación. 

Los estudiantes tomarán AzMERIT por primera vez en la primavera de 2015, sin embargo las fechas exactas de la pruebas no han sido establecidos. Los tiempos de prueba total son aproximadamente de siete horas por alumno, similar a AIMS, y puede realizarse en papel o en computadora.  AzMERIT es una prueba rigurosa que requiere que los estudiantes demuestren su conocimiento en una variedad de formatos. Los resultados permitirán la comparación de rendimiento de los estudiantes de Arizona en otros 24 estados.  

Para mayor información sobre la nueva prueba, consulte el sitio web ADE.


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