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).

The Arizona Attorney General has stated any student eligible to take the AzMERIT must take the test.

AzMERIT is a test that measures students’ knowledge in the content areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics in Grade 6-8 and High School.

Here at Primavera, we rely on using data to help formulate decisions that impact your child and the quality of education you expect your child to receive.

Please keep in mind that teachers have multiple ways to measure student learning. AzMERIT is just one of those tools. The results of AzMERIT should be used along with the multiple ways of measuring student learning to ensure grade-level success. For high school students, this exam is NOT required for graduation. However, it is the most accurate tool available to measure whether your child is mastering the skills we expect for our students.

Thank you for your support as we use these results to enrich our students’ learning experience.

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=ELAMath
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 and 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
Time
Computer-Based
Testing Window
Spring 2018
Day 1ELA – Writing45–90 minutesTBD
Day 2ELA – Reading Part 1
and
ELA– Reading Part 2
45–75 minutes
45–75 minutes
TBD
Day 3Math– Part 1
and
Math– Part 2
60-85 minutes
60-85 minutes
TBD
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: http://azmeritportal.org/sample-tests

Answer Key– “Sample Test Scoring Guide” link: http://azmeritportal.org/sample-tests/sample-test-scoring-guides/

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: https://demo.tds.airast.org/eqtutorial/

FAQs

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.