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AzMERIT Parent Letter

AzMERIT Parent Letter

AzMERIT Parent Letter

February 23, 2018


Dear Parent/Guardian and Student,


Students in Grades 3 through 5 will take AzMERIT in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics.  The testing window is March 26 – April 27, 2018. 



Features of AzMERIT:

  • These exams will be aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. Arizona will control the decision making for all aspects of the exams including test design, test and item content, scoring, and reporting.
  • AzMERIT is better aligned with what students are learning in the classroom and sets a more realistic benchmark for student performance. It goes beyond multiple choice questions to measure real learning, with a focus on assessing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Parents will now have more accurate information to know how their students are doing and whether they are ready for the next grade and ultimately for college and career.



The testing window at Pima Elementary will be March 26-April 27, 2018.  Please see your child’s testing calendar for specific dates.  This test will be administered online.



AIMS Science will be administered to students in 4th grade.  The test will be administered to 4th graders on March 26-29, 2018. 




Please contact Pima Elementary with any questions regarding AzMERIT. You may find additional information on ADE’s website at http://azmeritportal.org/




Alexis Cruz-Freeman