Arizona schools are approaching the time of year for statewide standardized testing. In addition to being required by state law, these tests can be good measures of learning that is occurring throughout our state, district, and school, as well as in each classroom and with each student. Arizona-produced AzMERIT tests have replaced most of the previous AIMS tests. These tests assess students’ mastery of Arizona’s challenging Career and College Readiness Standards. Additional information can be found at the District’s AzMERIT page, or the state of Arizona’s page at http://www.azed.gov/assessment/azmerit/.