Yoohyun Jung reports:
The Arizona Department of Education launched a new system to collect data from schools.
The new system called “AzEDS,” replaced the Student Accountability Information System, which was dysfunctional for several years and costing the department and schools time and money, according to Charles Tack, a department spokesman.
AzEDS collects data relevant to allocating about $6 billion in funding for school districts and charters, including attendance, special services and transportation records. In 2017, the department hopes to launch the second phase of the system, which would also track student demographics.
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