Arizona’s New Statewide Achievement Test

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In October 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education is planning to adopt a new statewide achievement test 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 through the transition.


State Board of Education Frequently Asked Questions

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 to reflect the adoption of the new assessment when the State Board makes its final decision.

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)

Additional Resources

Arizona’s Sample Assessment Items

Resources for Achievement Testing District Test Coordinators.

  • Computer-Based Inventory – Excel – October 2014 NEW
  • Arizona Computer-Based Testing Readiness Report User’s Guide – October 2014 NEW
  • Arizona Computer-Based Testing Readiness Report Training – October 2014 NEW
  • Please check this page often as we will regularly be adding new resources.

    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 Testing@azed.gov.