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Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual
Last Updated: 2015 Legislative Session

ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

Arizona law states that high school graduation requirements may be met by college courses. There is no limit to the number of college courses that can count toward high school requirements. The Arizona board of regents and community college districts must adopt rules that require the universities and colleges under their jurisdiction to admit students under age eighteen who have not yet completed high school and who meet established course requirements. For community colleges, legislation states that the decision to offer dual credit is made by each college district's governing board. Intergovernmental agreements between the college and school districts use a standard format to specify financial provisions, including the amount a college receives in full-time-equivalent funding for high school students; student tuition policies; accountability provisions; the responsibilities and services of each party; the courses offered; and the quality of instruction. Community college districts must adopt policies regarding eligibility requirements for students under eighteen years of age, specifying course prerequisites and standardized examination scores. Students who enroll in vocational courses may be admitted on an individual basis if college officials approve. These policies must be shared with all high schools in the state and all students in grades nine through twelve. Legislation specifies that participating students must generally be juniors and seniors; some freshmen and sophomores may be admitted if they meet the stated prerequisites. Legislation also allows community colleges to limit students under eighteen to six credit hours per semester. The state imposes quality control mechanisms, including requiring community colleges to establish faculty advisory committees to oversee course implementation and faculty who teach in the high schools. Community college districts must provide evidence of compliance to these measures to the legislature. Data on enrolled students and courses provided must be submitted annually to the state legislature. Community college districts must also track dual enrollees to ascertain their success in the college courses and their subsequent college enrollment, and provide those data to the legislature. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1821 - Special Admission of Students Under Age Eighteen; Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Information; Reports

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-101 - General Provisions - Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1805.01 - Admissions; Enrollments; Community Colleges
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1821.01 - Dual Enrollment Information
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-701.01 - High School; Graduation; Requirements; Community College or University Courses; Transfer from Private Schools; Academic Credit
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-792.03 - Board Examination System - Grand Canyon Diploma

Tech-Prep/Technical and Vocational Education

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-792.03 - Board Examination System - Grand Canyon Diploma
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Arizona Department of Education coordinates the Arizona Adult Education (AAE) program which provides comprehensive literacy services to learners 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a K-12 school. The Arizona Adult Education program offers Adult Basic Education courses, GED preparation and adult secondary education classes, and English language acquisition for adults and civics classes. Up until 2010, the Arizona Adult Education program received both federal and state funding. Since 2010, however, AAE has only received federal funds due to state budget cuts. Yet, in 2012, for the second consecutive year, the Arizona Adult Education System was ranked fourth nationally for educational gains, producing over two grade level increases for less than $1,250 per student annually. During FY 2012, over 12,600 Arizona adults earned their high school diploma by passing the GED Test. According to Arizona state statute (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-782.02), school districts that offer career and technical education and vocational education programs can provide vocational education services to students regardless of the students' age or high school graduation status. Various postsecondary education programs in Arizona, such as dental hygiene schools, offer students the opportunity to receive credit for prior learning. There are several programs and initiatives in Arizona to retrain disabled military veterans and to provide education opportunities for eligible inmates. (Last Updated 2013).

Adult Basic Education/Literacy

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-191.01 - Family Literacy Program; Procedures; Curriculum; Eligibility Plan

Adult Learners, Academic Policy

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-191.01 - Family Literacy Program; Procedures; Curriculum; Eligibility Plan

Adult Learners, Funding

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-234 - Appropriations for Adult Education; Eligibility; Supplemental Fees; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-782.02 - Career and Technical Education and Vocational Education Programs; Expanded Hours; Tuition

Adult Learners, General Policy

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-782.02 - Career and Technical Education and Vocational Education Programs; Expanded Hours; Tuition

Adult Workforce Education and Training

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-782.02 - Career and Technical Education and Vocational Education Programs; Expanded Hours; Tuition

Credit for Prior Learning

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 32-1286 - Recognized Dental Hygiene Schools; Credit for Prior Learning

Governance of Adult Education

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-232 - Division of Adult Education; Duties
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1650.1 - Task Force for Retraining Disabled Military Veterans

Military/Veterans Education

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1808 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Tuition Waiver of Child or Spouse of Peace Officer, Correctional Officer, Fire Fighter, Emergency Paramedic, National Guard Member or Member of the United States Armed Forces Killed in the Line of Duty; Disabled National Guard Member; Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-611 - Veterans Deferment of Tuition Payment, Required Books and Materials; Period; Promissory Note

Prisoner/Inmate Education

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-1609.05 - Community Accountability Pilot Program; Fund; Program Termination; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-1609.06 - Teaching Offenders to Live Program
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1824 directs two- and four-year institutions to cooperate in operating a statewide articulation and transfer system in an effort to facilitate the transfer of community college students to Arizona public universities without a loss of credit toward a baccalaureate degree and to ensure that the postsecondary education needs of students statewide are met without unnecessary duplication of programs. The statute further calls on the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and the community college districts to submit an annual report on their progress to the joint legislative budget committee. SB 1186 signed into law during the 2010 legislative session, amends Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1824 by adding this language: "The community college districts and the universities under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents shall develop and implement a shared numbering system which identifies courses that transfer from community colleges to Arizona public universities toward a baccalaureate degree." As a result, the Shared Unique Number (SUN) System was launched in June 2011 (http://www.azsunsystem.com/). In 2009, the Joint Conference Committee of the Community Colleges and Universities was replaced by the Joint Council of Presidents (JCP), an organization of the chancellors and presidents of the three public universities and 10 community colleges districts in the state. Under the oversight of the JCP, Arizona's Academic Programs Articulation Steering Committee (APASC) created the Arizona Consortium for Transfer and Alignment (ACTA) in 2010. ACTA seeks to align the postsecondary and K-12 systems in the state with input from school superintendents and the chief academic officer of each community college district or university. Arizona also maintains the Arizona State System for Information on Student Transfer (ASSIST) (http://www.asu.edu/assist/), a database containing enrollment and degree information on students attending Arizona's public universities and community college districts. Another website, AZTransfer.com (http://www.aztransfer.com/) provides transfer information to community college and university students, advisors, faculty, and members of committees and task forces dedicated to improving articulation and transfer in the state. (Last Updated 2011)

Comprehensive Initiative

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1747 - Reciprocity Agreement for Distance Education; Definition

General Education Core

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1044 - Arizona E-Learning Task Force; Duties

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

15-701.01 - High School; Graduation; Requirements; Community College or University Courses; Transfer from Private Schools; Academic Credit
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1805.01 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Admissions; Enrollments; Community Colleges
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-702 - High School Equivalency Diploma; Fees; Rules
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1911 - Authority to Enter Compact; Terms of Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 2-120 - Establishment of Admission Requirements
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 2-121 - Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Transfer Agreements

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1824 - Transfer Articulation; Annual Report
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1911 - Authority to Enter Compact; Terms of Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Transfer Data Reporting

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1824 - Transfer Articulation; Annual Report
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

Arizona is developing a comprehensive K-12 longitudinal data system and plans on linking this emerging system with a higher education data system in 2009. As part of the Changing Directions initiative, the Arizona Board of Regents approved policy changes in 2006 requiring the addition of information and accountability measures in the areas of admissions and enrollment, financial aid, student access and graduation rates. The universities were asked to develop a plan for implementing these various reporting and accountability measures and to develop measures specific to their differentiated missions. The board also reports on specific data on enrollment, degrees awarded, campus development, academic programs, staffing levels, sources of funds and highlights of the year that are specific to the Board of Regents, Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU), and the University of Arizona (UA). (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1747 - Reciprocity Agreement for Distance Education; Definition

Development of Improved Information Systems

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1041 - Student Accountability Information System
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1042 - Time Line; Student Level Data; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-249 - Department of Education; Education Learning and Accountability System; Reports; Reviews
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-249.02 - Education Learning and Accountability Fund; Appropriation; Subaccounts

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-241 - School Accountability; Schools Failing to Meet Academic Standards; Failing Schools Tutoring Fund; Classification Label for School Districts and Charter School Operators
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-741 - Assessment of Pupils
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-743 - Test Results; Annual Report
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-746 - School Report Cards

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1626 - General Administrative Powers and Duties of Board; Definition

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1822 - Report; Academic Performance of High School Graduates
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-249 - Department of Education; Education Learning and Accountability System; Reports; Reviews
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-249.02 - Education Learning and Accountability Fund; Appropriation; Subaccounts
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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

While Arizona has several individual programs and publications, it appears to lack an overall statewide pre-college outreach policy with goals and strategies. At the state level, Arizona does not have a systematic way to identify and target students for outreach programs, collect student data across segments, allocate funds, evaluate programs, and report data. The state has published several guides to help K-12 students prepare for college, implemented a partnership focused on providing college and career information to students between grades three and nine, and developed an agenda to encourage students to prepare for college. Arizona's main statewide pre-college outreach program, the Twelve Plus Partnership, is an Early Education Awareness Initiative. The components of the partnership range from a pilot project (in six K-8 schools) that helps students plan for their post-high school futures, to publications for 3rd, 7th, and 9th grade students, and four regional roundtables for parents each year. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia, Consultant / Reviewed by the Arizona Board of Regents, FY 2003)

Community Outreach

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1639 - University Recruitment and Retention Program for Economically Disadvantaged, Minority and Underrepresented Student Populations
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-809 - AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program; Program Termination; Definitions
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 5-204-1 - Early Outreach to other Educational Systems and Ethnic Minority Communities

Early Awareness Programs / College Prep

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1639 - University Recruitment and Retention Program for Economically Disadvantaged, Minority and Underrepresented Student Populations
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-809 - AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program; Program Termination; Definitions
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 5-204-1 - Early Outreach to other Educational Systems and Ethnic Minority Communities
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Anti-discrimination

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1861 - Students' Rights - Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1862 - Students' Rights - Rights of Students at Universities and Community Colleges
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1863 - Students' Rights - Student Organizations; Recognition; Rights
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1864 - Students' Rights - Students' Right to Speak in a Public Forum

Desegregation

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-816.02 - Desegregation Provisions
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FINANCE

The Board of Regents establishes resident and non-resident tuition, summer session fees, base fees for continuing education courses, and other fees charged by the institutions. The minimum tuition rate may not be an amount less than that prescribed by the Legislature. The Board's decision on tuition and fee rates is based on five factors - a report on the average state expenditure authority per full-time equivalent student (SEAPS), a report on financial aid availability, other student fees and charges at each university, revenues required to service bonded indebtedness, and a report on the price of attendance at each university calculated using a common framework consistent with federal guidelines. Total mandatory undergraduate resident student tuition and fees cannot exceed the top of the lower one-third of rates set by all other states (34th position). According to statute, community colleges are governed by the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges. In 2002, however, the Legislature did not appropriate funds to the board, and therefore, it has become defunct. Each community college district now sets tuition and fees. Although Arizona does not have a substantial state financial aid program, it offers tuition waivers to children and spouses of peace officers and emergency paramedics who have been killed in the line of duty. The state also administers the Qualified Tuition Reduction Program. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1626 - General Administrative Powers and Duties of Board; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1805 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Student Status Guidelines
Arizona Board of Regent Policy - Chapter 4A-101 - Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Reciprocity Agreements

Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 2-321 - WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1808 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Tuition Waiver of Child or Spouse of Peace Officer, Correctional Officer, Fire Fighter, Emergency Paramedic, National Guard Member or Member of the United States Armed Forces Killed in the Line of Duty; Disabled National Guard Member; Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1809 - Tuition Waiver for Persons Formerly in Foster Care; Pilot Program; Report; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-1829.01 - Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board; Duties
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-611 - Veterans Deferment of Tuition Payment, Required Books and Materials; Period; Promissory Note
Arizona Board of Regent Policy - Chapter 4-101G - Authority to Establish New Fees/Deposits
Arizona Board of Regent Policy - Chapter 4-323B - Tuition Waivers for Children and Spouses of Slain Arizona Peace Officers, Arizona Fire Fighters, Arizona Emergency Paramedics and Arizona Military Service Personnel
Arizona Board of Regent Policy - Chapter 6I-902 - Qualified Tuition Reduction Program
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-323B4 - Non-resident Waivers for Students from Sonora, Mexico
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-323C - Resident Tuition Waivers for Members of the Community College All-Arizona Academic Team

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1807 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Concurrent Enrollment; Nonresident Tuition
Arizona Board of Regent Policy - Chapter 4-104 - Procedure for Setting and Distributing Tuition and Fees

Tuition Policies Related to Undocumented Students

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1803 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Alien In-State Student Status
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RESIDENCY

Arizona's residency policies are set by the Board of Regents. In-state tuition benefits are not extended non-citizens, non-legal residents, or those without legal immigration status. A resident student is defined as one who has resided within the state for at least one year immediately preceding the last day of registration. If a dependent, the student's domicile is that of the parent(s). Resident tuition benefits are also granted to members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses and dependents; members of Indian tribes whose reservation land lies within Arizona; those who reside in counties within 75 miles of the Arizona border; doctoral graduate students who are candidates for degrees but have not completed a dissertation; graduate assistants or associates at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona; and employees of public school districts in the state who are under contract to teach on a full-time basis. The Board of Regents outlines requirements for tuition classification for nonresident students who wish to petition for resident status. The president of each university shall designate a classification officer who shall classify each student for tuition purposes. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Classification

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1469 - Attendance of Nonresident State Students; Payment of Cost by County of Residence

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1801 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802 - In-State Student Status
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802.01 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: County Residency Status; Community College Districts
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802.01 - County Residency Status; Community College Districts

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1804 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Presumptions Relating to Student Status; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1806 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Testimony Concerning Student Status; Designation of Persons to Administer Oaths

Residency Policies Related to Military Service

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1801 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802 - In-State Student Status
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802.01 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: County Residency Status; Community College Districts
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1804 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Presumptions Relating to Student Status; Definition

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1801 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802 - In-State Student Status
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802.01 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: County Residency Status; Community College Districts
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1802.01 - County Residency Status; Community College Districts

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1806 - Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes: Testimony Concerning Student Status; Designation of Persons to Administer Oaths
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-201 - Tuition Classification: Definitions for Residency Classification
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-203 - Tuition Classification: Requirements for Resident Status
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-204 - Tuition Classification: Establishing Resident Status
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-205 - Tuition Classification: Appeal Procedures
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-208 - Tuition Classification: Miscellaneous Provisions
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The Commission for Postsecondary Education administers several grant programs. The Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) program, funded through a federal-state partnership, provides financial assistance for students who have demonstrated need. Student Aid Trust Grants are awarded to underrepresented students with high financial need. Arizona has several subsidized and unsubsidized loan programs and a family college savings program. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Arizona spent 2,808 million for need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1851 - Commission for Postsecondary Education: Purpose; Report; Members; Terms; Powers and Duties; Compensation; Quorum; Personal Liability; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1853 - Commission for Postsecondary Education: Funding; Federal Monies; Postsecondary Education Fund; Report

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-105 - Early Graduation Scholarship Program; Fund; Program Termination; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1642 - Financial Aid Trust Fund; Aid to Students with Verifiable Financial Need; Endowment
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1646 - Board of Regents and University Scholarships
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1851 - Commission for Postsecondary Education: Purpose; Report; Members; Terms; Powers and Duties; Compensation; Quorum; Personal Liability; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1854 - Private Postsecondary Education Student Financial Assistance Program; Private Postsecondary Education Student Financial Assistance Fund; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1855 - Postsecondary Education Grant Program; Fund; Program Termination; Definition
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-2401 - Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts - Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-2402 - Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Accounts
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-2403 - Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts - Administration; Audit; Rules
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-2404 - Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts - State Control over Nonpublic Schools; Prohibition; Application
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 35-771 - Student Loan Bond Programs; Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 35-772 - Student Loan Bond Programs; Student Loan Bonds
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 35-773 - Student Loan Bond Programs; State Program; Representative
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-320 - Student Financial Aid; Purpose, Responsibility, and Goals
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-322 - State Supported Financial Aid Programs
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-323 - Tuition Waiver Scholarships and Institutionally Supported Financial Aid Programs
Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-324 - Special Purpose Scholarships

Targeted Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1642 - Financial Aid Trust Fund; Aid to Students with Verifiable Financial Need; Endowment

Tuition Savings Plan

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1871 - College Savings Plan: Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1872 - College Savings Plan: Family College Savings Program Oversight Committee; Membership; Powers and Duties
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1873 - College Savings Plan: Commission for Postsecondary Education; Powers and Duties; Family College Savings Program Trust Fund
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1874 - College Savings Plan: Use of Contractor as Account Depository and Manager
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1875 - College Savings Plan: Program Requirements
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1876 - College Savings Plan: Higher Education Expenses; Exemption from Taxation
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1877 - College Savings Plan: Scholarships and Financial Aid Provisions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1878 - College Savings Plan: Limitations of Article
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1879 - College Savings Plan: Annual Report
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STUDENT RETENTION


Efforts Aimed at Underserved Students

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1639 - University Recruitment and Retention Program for Economically Disadvantaged, Minority and Underrepresented Student Populations
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TEACHING QUALITY

In 2000, Arizona voters approved Proposition 301 that increased sales tax by 0.6 cents, providing about $445 million annually for education. Twenty percent goes to across-the-board base teacher pay, 40 percent goes or performance-based pay increases, while the remaining 40 percent goes toward site selected initiatives such as limiting class size, additional compensation increases, professional development, dropout prevention and/or teacher liability insurance. Local districts and charter schools can design programs based at least in part on student achievement with minimal guidance from the state. In 2005, the legislature established the 12-member Arizona Performance Based Pay Task Force to conduct evaluations of school districts' performance based compensation systems to determine the effectiveness of the locally designed systems. In 2008, the state established the Alternative Teacher Development Program and tightened teacher background checks and disciplinary action for inappropriate student-teacher relationships. (Last updated 2008)

Compensation

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-536 - Certification and Employment of Teachers - Offer of Contract to Certificated Teacher Who Has Not Been Employed More Than Three Consecutive School Years; Acceptance; Notice to Teacher of Intention not to Re-employ

Comprehensive Initiative

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-977 - Classroom Site Fund; Definitions

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Arizona Board of Regents Policy - Chapter 4-315 - Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers of the Deaf or Blind

Licensure and Certification

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-533 - Certification and Employment of Teachers: Reciprocity; Proficiency Examination
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-534.01 - Withdrawal of Applications for Administrative Deficiencies; Denial of Applications for Substantive Deficiencies; Certification Timeframes
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-534.02 - Restrictions on Applications for Certification after the Surrender, Revocation or Denial of Certificate
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-534.03 - Service of Documents; Change of Address Notice Requirement
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-536 - Certification and Employment of Teachers - Offer of Contract to Certificated Teacher Who Has Not Been Employed More Than Three Consecutive School Years; Acceptance; Notice to Teacher of Intention not to Re-employ
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.01 - State Career Ladder Advisory Committee
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.02 - Career Ladder Program; Requirements; Optional Component
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.03 - Career Ladder Programs; Implementation Phases
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.04 - Career Ladder Programs
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.05 - Career Ladder Programs; Determination of Equalization Assistance Payments from County and State Monies
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-1092.02 - School Teachers; Certification Applications

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1651 - Teacher Training Schools

Professional Development

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1651 - Teacher Training Schools
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918 - Career Ladder Programs; Definitions

Programs Evaluation

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-537 - Performance of Certificated Teachers; Evaluation System; Confidentiality

Teacher Preparation

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-1651 - Teacher Training Schools
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-533 - Certification and Employment of Teachers: Reciprocity; Proficiency Examination
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918 - Career Ladder Programs; Definitions
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.01 - State Career Ladder Advisory Committee
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.02 - Career Ladder Program; Requirements; Optional Component
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.03 - Career Ladder Programs; Implementation Phases
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.04 - Career Ladder Programs
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15-918.05 - Career Ladder Programs; Determination of Equalization Assistance Payments from County and State Monies
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