• Deer Valley Unified School District


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    Deer Valley Unified School District


    DVUSD 2023 - 2024 Calendar

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    Arizona College and Career Ready Standards

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    In the early 1980s, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, a report from the National Commission on Excellence, provided evidence that schools were failing.  The publication prompted a series of reformations that ultimately led to the implementation of standards. “In 1994, President Bill Clinton enacted the Improving America’s Schools Act, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. Under Improving America’s Schools, all states were required to establish standards for every subject and grade level” (Apex Learning, 2017, para. 2).  

    Applying standards to students’ learning and allowing them to guide instruction sets clear and measurable goals for all students to work towards. Students understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how to know if they have learned it.

     Below are the links, by content area, to Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards.

    English Language Arts



    Social Studies

    ◦Apex Learning. (2017, January). 3 reasons standards are essential to educational success. Retrieved from https://www.apexlearning.com/3-reasons-standards-are-essential-to-educational-success\