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AzMERIT/AIMS SCIENCE2018-03-22T16:31:31+00:00

AzMERIT/AIMS
STANDARDIZED TESTING

Schools have multiple ways to measure student learning with standardized testing being just one of them. While taking standardized tests is not required for graduation, they are the most accurate tools available to measure whether your child is mastering key skills. Thank you for your continued support of Primavera.

AzMERIT

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

Who Takes the AzMERIT Test at Primavera?

The Arizona Attorney General has stated any student eligible to take the AzMERIT must take the test. Therefor all Primavera high school and middle school students are required to take the AzMERIT tests. The times during which students are required to test will vary according to courses enrolled in each term.

Primavera Online High School AzMERIT End-of-Course (EOC) Testing

If you were or are currently enrolled in any of the qualifying high school End-of-Course (EOC) classes, you will be taking the corresponding AzMERIT EOC test. AzMERIT tests revolve around the second semester of the high school EOC courses, not the first semester.

High School AzMERIT End-of-Course Classes:

English 9B or English 9B Honors

ELA Writing & Reading 9 EOC Tests*

English 10B or English 10B Honors

ELA Writing & Reading 10 EOC Tests*

English 11B or English 11B Honors

ELA Writing & Reading 11 EOC Tests*

Algebra 1B or Algebra 1B Honors

Algebra 1 EOC Test

Geometry B or Geometry B Honors

Geometry EOC Test

Algebra 2, 2B Concepts or Honors

Algebra 2 EOC Test

Middle School AzMERIT Tests:

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

English 6B

ELA Writing & Reading 6 Tests*

English 7B

ELA Writing & Reading 7 Tests*

English 8B

ELA Writing & Reading 8 Tests*

Math 6B

Math 6 Test

Math 7B

Math 7 Test

Math 8B

Math 8 Test

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

AzMERIT FAQ’s

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.

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.

AIMS SCIENCE

TESTING SCHEDULE

Because AzMERIT and AIMS tests must be taken in person, Primavera administers them at various locations and times throughout the state. High school students test in the fall, spring and/or summer, while middle school students test in the spring only.

Spring 2018 Testing Days/Times

Day  1
AzMERIT ELA – Writing
45-90 minutes

Day 2
AzMERIT ELA – Reading Part 1
45-75 minutes
AzMERIT ELA – Reading Part 2
45-75 minutes

Day 3
AzMERIT Math Part 1
60-85 minutes
AzMERIT Math Part 2
60-85 minutes

Day 4
AIMS Science
*8th & 10th graders ONLY
2 hours

Test DaysContent AreaApproximate Time
Day  1AzMERIT ELA – Writing45-90 minutes
Day 2AzMERIT ELA – Reading Part 1
AzMERIT ELA – Reading Part 2
45-75 minutes
45-75 minutes
Day 3AzMERIT Math Part 1
AzMERIT Math Part 2
60-85 minutes
60-85 minutes
Day 4AIMS Science
*8th & 10th graders ONLY
2 hours
TESTING DATE AND LOCATION DETAILS ARE POSTED ON THE PARENT STUDENT PORTAL (PSP) AND VARY BETWEEN TESTING SEASONS AND LOCATIONS.

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