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Arizona Public Schools' A-F Accountability Scores To Be Released

Arizona public schools will be receiving their first grades under the state’s updated A-F accountability system this week.

The Arizona State Board of Education revamped the grading system after the state changed its standardized test to AzMERIT.

The new rubric was approved in April and gives schools more credit for factors like student improvement.

Letter grades will be subject to an embargo period at first to give schools a chance to appeal their scores.

Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.