Accountability & Assessment

Assessment and Accountability

The Assessment and Accountability Department supports the Scottsdale Unified School District in its mission of ensuring All Individual Learners Reach Their Full Potential.

2017 AzMerit Results

2017 AzMERIT Test Results Summary:

These results are based on preliminary, raw data from the Arizona Department of Education that are still being verified by SUSD. 

  • 2017 SUSD AzMERIT scores exceed state scores at most grade levels and content areas.
  • SUSD students showed the greatest growth in math, far surpassing state gains in Grade 5 and in Geometry and Algebra.
  • SUSD students continued to make steady, incremental gains in 2017, with increases exceeding state-level gains in most grade levels and content areas.

Statewide Assessment Information

SUSD Assessment Calendar
Assessment Calendars
Scroll to the bottom of the SUSD main calendar page to view assessment calendars for the current school year.

AzMERIT (Accordion)
AzMERIT is the statewide test used to assess students in grades 3-11 in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Arizona Department of Education AzMERIT Resources

AIMS Science
AIMS Science is administered in the spring to students in Grades 4, 8, and high school.  The assessment measures student proficiency of the Arizona Academic Content Standard in Science.
Arizona Department of Education Science Resources

College Readiness Assessment Information

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ACT®
The ACT Exam is a college entrance assessment accepted at colleges and universities in the United States.
This year, the Scottsdale Unified School District will administer the assessment to all 11th grade students enrolled in the district.  The district will pay for the exam fees.
ACT Resources (link to: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html)

SAT®
The SAT Exam is a college entrance assessment accepted colleges and universities in the United States.
SAT Resources (link to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat)

ACT® ASPIRE
ACT ASPIRE Exam is designed to prepare students for college and career success.  This year, the Scottsdale Unified School District will administer the assessment to all 8th grade students enrolled in the district.  The district will pay for the exam fees.
ACT ASPIRE Resources (link to: https://www.discoveractaspire.org/parent-overview/)

PSAT®
The PSAT is designed to prepare students for the SAT assessment and may be used to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program.
This year, the Scottsdale Unified District will pay exam fees for all 10th grade students enrolled in the district.
PSAT Resources (link to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10)

Advanced Placement®
The Advanced Placement Exam  is administered in May each year to measure how well students have mastered the content and skills learned in a given AP® course.
AP Resources (link to: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/about-exams)

Students with Disabilities:
There are accommodations available for each test. Please refer to the list below to obtain additional information.

  • PSAT/NMSQT, SAT: Refer to the CollegeBoard™ website
  • ACT/ACT Aspire: Refer to the respective websites
  • AP: Contact the coordinator at the appropriate SUSD high school

Assessment Results

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AzMERIT
2017
2016
2015

AIMS Science
2017
2016
2015

ACT®
2016
2015

SAT®
2016

AP®
2016
2015
2014

Accountability

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A-F Letter Grades
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Contacts

Dr. Anna McCauley
Assistant Superintendent of Accountability and Instruction
480-484-6144

Debbie Campbell Fowler
Student Testing Coordinator
480-484-6203

Tony Hawari
Director of Data
480-484-6118

Belgin Salahi
Coordinator of Technical Systems
480-484-6266

Casey Miller
Data Analyst
480-484-6186

Links

Teacher & Administrator Resources
(Internal)