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 6=ELA Writing 6ELA Reading 6Math 6
Grade 7=ELA Writing 7ELA Reading 7Math 7
Grade 8=ELA Writing 8ELA Reading 8Math 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 2018 at various testing locations.

Testing Dates – Spring 2018

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

Grade 6-8
Test Days
Content AreaApproximate
Testing Window
Spring 2018
Day 1ELA – Writing45–90 minutesTBD
Day 2ELA – Reading Part 1
ELA– Reading Part 2
45–75 minutes
45–75 minutes
Day 3Math– Part 1
Math– Part 2
60-85 minutes
60-85 minutes
Day 4AIMS Science
*8th Graders ONLY
2 hoursTBD

*Log in to PSP to view test dates/times AND to register for AzMERIT

AzMERIT Sample Test

A sample test is available for each grade/subject combination and for each EOC. These sample tests are approximately one-half length of the operational tests, match the test blueprint and include the same item types. Answer keys are provided in the “Sample Test Scoring Guide” document.

Sample Test Link:

Answer Key– “Sample Test Scoring Guide” link:

Online Calculator Tutorial for Middle School and High School

This online calculator is a basic numeric keypad. It will be used on both the Middle School and High School AzMERIT Math tests. The purpose of this tutorial is to explain how to use the Equation Response Editor tool, and to let you practice using it. You will be using this tool to enter answers that are numbers, expressions or equations.

Calculator Tutorial Link:


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(s) will I be taking? You will be taking the 8th grade level AzMERIT ELA AND the high school AzMERIT EOC Algebra I test. Students will not be taking 8th grade level AzMERIT Math.

*Students in middle school who 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.