When will the tests be given?

These will be given based on The Arizona Department of Education. Please be aware that students may be required to travel to in order to take the necessary tests. HHSO will determine the exact days, times, and location during the testing windows. For more information about state testing, please contact your academic coach.

How will these assessments be administered?

These tests must be proctored in person with a Blueprint Education staff member. Students are not required to bring any materials of their own as HHSO will provide everything needed.

Who will take the AzMerit tests?

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 … Read more

How is AzMerit different from the AIMS test?

Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tested the old standards. Spring 2014 was the last time AIMS was administered for reading, writing, and mathematics. AzMERIT, based on the new standards, will tell teachers, students, and parents if students are on track to be college and career ready upon graduation from high school. The Arizona Science … Read more

Why does Arizona need the new 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. http://azmeritportal.org/resources/?section=1

What is AzMerit?

AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is Arizona’s new statewide achievement test. Arizona is partnering with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop tests which are unique to Arizona. http://azmeritportal.org/resources/?section=1