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State Assessment – AzMERIT


In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test called Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT), which is aligned to the more rigorous Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) which were adopted in 2010AzMERIT was first administered in spring 2015 it replaced the AIMS test in the subjects of mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA). The AIMS assessment still remains for science.

AzMERIT is given to students in grades 3-8 in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grades 4 and 8 also take the AIMS Science assessment.

Test Administration

The students of the Laveen Elementary School District are administered the AzMERIT assessment online. The online portal provides an interactive testing environment with item types that otherwise would not be available. Throughout the school year, students are being exposed to online tools through the continued use of our digital curriculum and computer based benchmark assessments.

AzMERIT Sample Tests

Students can access the AzMERIT Sample Tests from computer devices at school, and at home. Accessing these sample tests will help students become familiar with the different item types available through the AzMERIT assessment. View a sample tests tutorial or access the sample tests.

Testing Schedule

The 2019-20 testing schedule for students in grades 3-8 is outlined below.

Week of April 6

Date Subject Grades
April 6 AzMERIT Writing 3rd – 8th
April 7 AIMS Science 4th & 8th

Week of April 13

Date Subject Grades
April 13 AzMERIT Math, Part 1 3rd – 8th
April 14 AzMERIT Math, Part 2 3rd – 8th
April 15 AzMERIT ELA, Part 1 3rd – 8th
April 16 AzMERIT ELA, Part 2 3rd – 8th

Week of April 20 (Algebra and Geometry students only)

Date Subject
April 20 AzMERIT EOC, Part 1
April 21 AzMERIT EOC, Part 2

For more information regarding AzMERIT, visit