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 AzMERIT

AzMERIT is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students.
To find out more about AzMERIT, including educator information, parent and student resources, and technical and legal resources, click here.

AzMERIT FALL 2015 & SPRING 2016 RESULTS RELEASED

This new report includes only the combined student performance results from the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 administrations of the AzMERIT statewide assessment. This file contains reports of the percentage of Arizona public students who passed AzMERIT, and the percentage at each performance level. The report include percentages for Arizona public schools, districts, and charter holders, country, and statewide results.

AzMERIT 2016 Report

AzMERIT TESTING CALENDAR 
SY 2017 - 2018

Testing dates are listed below. You may also find a list of testing windows through the Arizona Department of Education's Assessment Page.

Summer 2017 – EOC only – CBT only 
Monday, June 12, 2017 – Thursday, July 27, 2017
*Writing must be completed by Friday, July 21, 2017

DATE CHANGE:
Fall 2017 – EOC only – CBT only
 November 6 - December 1, 2017
*writing must be completed by November 17

NEW DATES:
Spring 2018 CBT
Paper Based: April 2 - April 10
Computer Based Writing: April 2 - April 13
Computer Based Reading/Math: April 2 - April 27

AzMERIT TESTING CALENDAR 
SY 2016 - 2017

SPRING 2017

 Computer-Based Test Window
 March 27 – May 4, 2017*
 *Writing must be completed by April 21, 2017
  *Grade 3 Reading and Math must be completed by April 28, 2017 

Paper-Based Test Window
     March 27 – April 7, 2017
     *Writing must be scheduled on March 27 or 28, 2017
 

SUMMER 2017 - EOC ONLY - CBT ONLY
    Monday, June 12, 2017 – Thursday, July 27, 2017
     *Writing must be completed by Friday, July 21, 2017
 

FALL 2017 - EOC ONLY - CBT ONLY
   Monday, October 23, 2017 – Thursday, November 30, 2017
   *Writing must be completed by Friday, November 17, 2017 

SPRING 2018
CBT – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Thursday, May 3, 2018
     *Writing must be completed by April 20, 2018
     *3rd Grade Reading/Math must be completed by April 27, 2018
 

PBT – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday, April 6, 2018

AzMERIT SAMPLE TESTS
SY 2016 - 2017

New Sample Tests are now available on the AzMERIT portal at azmeritportal.org. There is a sample test for each grade/subject combination and for each EOC test. These sample tests are approximately one half length tests, match the test blueprint, and include the same item types as those on the operational tests. Answer keys are provided in ancillary Scoring Guides along with the “Guide to the Sample Test” document.

Click here to visit the AzMERIT Sample Test Site.
Click here to find AzMERIT Scoring Guides & a Guide to the Sample Test.

AzMERIT BLUEPRINTS
SY 2016 - 2017

Click here to find AzMERIT ELA Blueprints.
Click here to find AzMERIT Math Blueprints.

AzMERIT CLASSROOM RESOURCES
SY 2016 - 2017

AzMERIT TEST ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION
SY 2016 - 2017

AzMERIT TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
SY 2016 - 2017

NEW: AZ REPUBLIC CREATES DATABASE OF AzMERIT SCORES
August 2016

The Arizona Republic recently compiled a searchable database of district/school level AzMERIT scores. (Find out more...)

PRELIMINARY 2015/16 STATE LEVEL AZMERIT RESULTS RELEASED
June 2016

The Arizona Department of Education released preliminary state level AzMERIT results for the 2015-2016 school year on June 21, 2016. The results included statewide passing and proficiency rates for both English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school.

Final AzMERIT results for all Arizona public schools, districts and charter holders will be made available in late August. Data released at that time will also include demographic breakdowns and performance by school type (district, charter and alternative).

For the 2015-16 Preliminary State Level AzMERIT Results PowerPoint, click here

2016/2017 TESTING WINDOWS

AzMERIT will be administered to students in Grades 3 through high school in English Language Arts and Mathematics at their grade level. Students taking high school level English Language Arts and Mathematics will take AzMERIT End-of-Course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects near the end of the course. Students enrolled in high school level course work that qualify for EOC testing prior to being enrolled in high school are not required to take the grade level test. 

For School Year 2016-2017, there will be three AzMERIT testing windows: Summer 2016 EOC, Fall 2016 EOC, and Spring 2017 (grades 3-8 and EOC). Summer 2016 EOC and Fall 2016 EOC will only be available as a Computer-based test. Spring 2017 will be available for both Computer-Based and Paper-Based.
 
Click here to access a detailed 2016-2017 assessment testing calendar.

ABOUT AZMERIT

In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students.AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is Arizona’s new statewide achievement test. 

In 2010, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted new standards in English language arts and mathematics for all students in Arizona. These academic standards outline what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. With the adoption and implementation of new standards, a new test was necessary.
 
 Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through high school will take AzMERIT. Students in Grades 3 through 8 will take an assessment in English language arts and mathematics at their grade level. Students taking high school level English and mathematics will take End-of-Course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects. Only eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities will participate in other alternate achievement tests. 

RESOURCES

AzMERIT Website:

      • The Arizona Department of Education has created a website to house all AzMERIT updates, information, and materials. To visit the AzMerit website, click here.

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