Standardized Testing

AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) measures students’ knowledge in the content areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in Grades 3-8 and High School. Each AzMERIT test is aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS).

  • Arizona public school students in Grade 3 and above will participate in AzMERIT testing.
  • AzMERIT is available as a computer-based test or as a paper-based test. For the test administration of AzMERIT, schools with sufficient bandwidth and the appropriate devices to support computer-based testing were able to select computer-based testing.
  • Primavera Online has switched to computer-based option to administer the AzMERIT test. We will have a variety of testing locations statewide.

Who Will Take the AzMERIT Test at Primavera?

All Primavera Online Middle School students grades 6–8 will take the AzMERIT test at the designated testing time periods in the Spring.

Primavera Online Middle School- AzMERIT Testing

Students in grades 6-8 will be taking the AzMERIT ELA and Math at the grade level they are enrolled.

Grade = ELA Math
Grade 6 = ELA Writing 6 ELA Reading 6 Math 6
Grade 7 = ELA Writing 7 ELA Reading 7 Math 7
Grade 8 = ELA Writing 8 ELA Reading 8 Math 8

*The AzMERIT EOC English Language Arts tests are divided into two parts: a writing test and a reading test.

AIMS Science

AIMS Science is a Standards Based Assessment that measures student proficiency of the Arizona Academic Content Standard in Science. It meets federal requirements for student assessment. It is administered in the spring to Primavera students in Grades 8 & 10 and high school.

Primavera Online will be administering AIMS Science Spring 2017 at various testing locations.

Testing Dates- Spring 2017

AzMERIT Grades 6–8 and 8th Grade AIMS Science Administration Schedule

Grade 6-8
Test Days
Content Area Approximate
Testing Window
Spring 2017
Day 1 ELA – Writing 45-90 minutes TBD
Day 2 ELA – Reading Part 1
Math Part 1
45-75 minutes
60-85 minutes
Day 3 ELA – Reading Part 2
Math Part 2
45-75 minutes
60-85 minutes
Day 4 AIMS Science
*8th Graders ONLY
2 hours TBD


What is the ELA Score? When the writing and reading tests are scored, the Arizona Department of Education will send Primavera one score: the English Language Arts (ELA) score. The ELA score will include both the writing and reading AzMERIT test results, so it is very important to attempt both AzMERIT tests in order to receive a complete ELA score. If only one test is attempted, there will be no score and the test will be marked as incomplete.

I am an 8th grader and I am taking a high school Algebra 1 EOC class, which AzMERIT test will I be taking HS and/or MS? You will be taking the 8th grade level AzMERIT ELA AND the high school AzMERIT EOC Algebra I test.

*New this year: students in middle school that are taking a high school level course that has an EOC test will not be required to take their grade level AzMERIT test for that content area.

If you have any questions regarding additional information, please visit Arizona Department of Education, AzMERIT Portal.