TUCSON, Ariz — Some good and bad news about the just-released AZMerit scores.
The good news -- the 2019 scores improved slightly overall, but only by a few points.
The bad news -- more than half of Arizona's students failed the standardized test in both categories -- Math and English.
This has now happened 5 years in a row.
AZMerit scores are important because high-achieving schools get extra funding from the state.
In Pima County's 9 largest districts, only Catalina Foothills, Vail and Tanque Verde districts have passing scores in Math and English.
The two largest districts, Sunnyside and Tucson Unified, sit at the bottom.
The statewide school letter grades are expected to be available in early November.