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Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching

In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. In order to help communicate the purpose of the new test and several important aspects of the upcoming implementation process, the Arizona Department of Education has created a series of helpful resources to guide all stakeholders. Please check this page often as we will regularly be adding new resources including vendor-specific documents.

Latest News!

For more information regarding the selection and RFP process, please visit the State Board of Education’s website.

AzMERIT Test Administration Information New

Testing Window for 2015

Spring 2015 – Online Test Window
March 30 – May 8*
*Writing must be completed by April 24

Spring 2015 – Paper Test Window
April 13 – April 24

Detailed Assessment Testing Calendar for 2014-2015 NEW

General AzMERIT Information Updated 11-20-14

“The Basics”

The following series of documents (The Basics) is designed to give educators, students, parents, and members of the public more information about what a new statewide assessment means for Arizona. Materials will be updated regularly.

Overview (English)
Overview (Español)

The Selection Process (English)
The Selection Process (Español)

Computer-Based Assessment (English)
Computer-Based Assessment (Español)

End-of-Course (EOC) Testing (English)
End-of-Course (EOC) Testing (Español)

Scoring (English)
Scoring (Español)

Accountability (English)
Accountability (Español)

AzMERIT Modules

The Transition to Computer-Based Testing

The Arizona Computer-Based Testing Readiness Report

These documents are for Achievement Testing District Test Coordinators to use to complete the Arizona Computer-Based Readiness Report.

Additional Resources for Teachers and Students Updated 11-20-14

Support Materials

Arizona’s Assessment Support Materials

AzMERIT Blueprints

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Resources

Press Releases


Stay Involved

The Arizona Department of Education will be seeking educator involvement in several projects related to the new assessment. If you are interested, please complete or update a committee application.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email