AzMERIT & AIMS Science tests
Dear Cheyenne Families,
Students in Grades 3 through 8 will take the AzMERIT in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. In addition, grade 4 and 8 will take the AIMS Science test. Cheyenne’s testing window is March 25th – April 24th, 2018. These test will be administered online. The testing calendar link is below. It is very important that your children come to school these days and is prepared to do their best.
Please speak to your child about the test experience. It is important that children approach the test with seriousness and confidence. We count on your support in the following ways:
- Please help alleviate any anxieties your child may have about the testing and encourage them to take the test seriously and to put in their best effort.
- Please ensure that your child eats a wholesome, nutritious breakfast each day. There will be no snacks provided unless your classroom teacher and PTO’s homeroom parent have already made this provision.
- Please ensure that your child is well rested and ready to do his/her best work. Try not to schedule many activities after school.
- This test is untimed. For some students, they may be taking the test past lunch. Please bring a snack with you. We recommend granola or fruit bars and bottled water.
Please instruct your child to report to their classroom by 7:45 am on the day of their test. It is critical that your child comes to school on time and is here for the entire day. Cheyenne will not have any parent volunteers in the mornings during testing due to test security. Please make arrangements with your classroom teacher. Students who are absent during the test day will be tested the day they return unless alternative arrangements are made.
Please mark this information on your family calendar.
You may find additional information and sample tests on ADE’s website at http://azmeritportal.org/
If you have further questions, you may contact me at (480) 484-5605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Robert Akhbari
Assistant Principal & Test Coordinator