AzMERIT/AIMS TESTING

 

AzMerit Assessment – Math and English Language Arts (ELA)

AzMerit General Information:
  • AzMerit is the statewide achievement test for Math and English Language Arts (ELA) that the Arizona Board of Education adopted in November 2014.
  • Spring 2015 was the first year the AzMerit test was administered at Prescott High School.
  • AzMerit tests were administered during Spring 2016 according to state mandate.
  • Spring 2016 Test was computer based.
AzMerit Opt Out Information:
  • The Attorney General of Arizona has stated that students may not opt out of these exams.
AzMerit Student Scores and Graduation:
  • AzMerit tests are not required for graduation.
  • AzMerit test results are recorded on student transcripts.
AzMerit Student Eligibility:
  • Only students enrolled in English 9, English 10, and English 11 take the AzMerit ELA tests.  This includes Pre-AP English 9 or any course that a 9th grader is taking for 9th grade English credit.
  • Only students enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 take the AzMerit math tests.  This includes Honors courses, such as Algebra 2 Honors.
AzMerit Testing Schedule:
  • Students take the AzMERIT tests during normal school hours.
  • Each student is told whether they will be testing in the AM or PM session for each test.
AzMerit Testing Locations:
  • The library and select classrooms are used for testing.
  • Students receive information regarding their testing location for each test.
AzMerit Resources:

AIMS Science

AIMS Science General Information:
  • AIMS Science is a statewide achievement test for high school science.
  • Measures knowledge and skills taught in the grade and subject area being tested.
  • Spring 2016 Test was paper based.
AIMS Opt Out Information:
  • The Attorney General of Arizona has stated that students may not opt out of these exams.
AIMS Student Scores and Graduation:
  • AIMS tests are not required for graduation.
  • Individual student AIMS test results are received from the state.
AIMS Science Student Eligibility:
  • Only 9th grade students enrolled in Biology and 10th grade students that didn’t take the test last year.
AIMS Testing Schedule:
  • Students take the AIMS tests during normal school hours.
  • Each student is told whether they will be testing in the AM or PM session for each test.
AIMS Testing Locations:
  • The library and select classrooms are used for testing.
  • Students receive information regarding their testing location.
AIMS Resources:

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