AzMERIT Information

  • In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for all Arizona students.  AzMERIT is aligned to Arizona's state learning standards which detail what students should be able to do at each grade level. The test is designed to measure student learning and progress towards readiness for college and career.


    Which students/grades take the AzMERIT?
    Students in Grades 3 through 8 take AzMERIT in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math at their respective grade level. The ELA test includes a writing portion and a reading portion. 

    Students taking high school level courses (including 7th and 8th grade students in HS Math) will take the AzMERIT End-of-Course (EOC) tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math that will test their proficiency in these subjects. AzMERIT End-of-Course tests are ELA 9, ELA 10, ELA 11, and Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.

    Are there student sample tests?
    Yes. Please see follow the AzMERIT Website link below.

    When is AzMERIT administered?
    AzMERIT is administered in the spring. The first administration of AzMERIT was spring of 2015.

    How is AzMERIT administered?
    All students in CCUSD will complete the AzMERIT assessment via computer.

    When will the AzMERIT scores be available?
    Spring 2018 will be sent home in August.

    Will a high school student have to pass AzMERIT in order to graduate?
    No. Unlike AIMS, passing AzMERIT is not a requirement for graduation.

    For other questions or information please see the Arizona Department of Education AzMERIT Website or contact Thomas Espy at