School Choice Score: 95%
Arizona recently expanded their education savings account program to all students throughout the Grand Canyon state. Arizona also has a tax credit scholarship program for general education students as well as a specific program for students with disabilities.
- Source: EdChoice
Charter Schools Score: 92%
The majority of charter schools in Arizona are authorized by the Arizona charter school commission although the law allows for both universities and school districts to authorize. The commission has been very hands off with charter schools allowing them to innovate as they see fit and leading to the creation of an incredibly strong charter sector in Arizona
Source: CER Charter School law rankings
Online Learning Score: 78%
Arizona’s number of online options has grown substantially since legislation in 2009 began allowing any district or charter to start an online program that can serve any student in the state. The state allows students to enroll with more than one online course provider, simultaneously.
Teacher Quality Score: 72%
Delivering Well Prepared Teachers D+
Expanding the Pool of Teachers D+
Identifying Effective Teachers C
Retaining Effective Teachers C-
Exiting Ineffective Teachers D+