On 28 March 2007 the Arizona Republic's editorial was titled "Flawed law needs fixing" with the issue being "English education in schools." In their editorial the Republic wrote the following."About 135,000 children of the states 1.06 million K-12 students were not proficient in English last year, according to the state Department of Education. The count reached as high as 160,000 in previous years. We're talking about a lot of children."
The phrase "a lot" is subjective.
The following AIMS test related information was obtained from bar graphs published in a 31-page dot-pdf titled School Report Cards: State Report 2005-06.= Math: all students 2006 = grade % proficient =========================== 10 62 8 58 5 68 3 71
Some casual observations... In 10th grade, about 64% of females were proficient in math versus 60% of males. Also in the 10th grade, 20% of student categorized as "limited English proficient" were proficient in math.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 28 March 2007