Test Coordinators

The Achievement Testing District Test Coordinator is responsible for AzMERIT and AIMS Science.
The Alternate Assessment District Test Coordinator is responsible for the NCSC Alternate Assessments and AIMS A Science.
The AZELLA District Test Coordinator is responsible for the AZELLA Assessment.

Achievement Testing District Test Coordinator Information

Detailed Assessment Testing Calendar for 2016-2017– revised 5/2/16

Assessment Test Coordinator Information Form 2016-2017

Achievement Test Security Agreement for Superintendent/District Test Coordinator


 

Achievement Resources (AzMERIT and AIMS Science)

 

AzMERIT

AzMERIT is the statewide achievement test. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through high school will take AzMERIT in English Language Arts and Mathematics at their grade level. Students taking high school level English Language Arts and Mathematics will take AzMERIT End-of-Course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects near the end of the course.

AzMERIT Test Calendar
    Summer 2016
         Computer-Based Test Window

         June 13 – July 21, 2016
         *Writing must be completed by July 7, 2016

    Fall 2016
         Computer-Based Test Window

         October 24 – December 2, 2016
         *Writing must be completed by November 17, 2016

    Spring 2017
         Computer-Based Test Window

         March 27 – May 5, 2017
         *Writing must be completed by April 20, 2017

         Paper-Based Test Window
         March 27 – April 7, 2017
         *Writing must be scheduled on March 27 or 28, 2017

AzMERIT Online Reporting System (ORS) Summer AzMERIT Test Administration Directions, Test Coordinator Manual, and DTC Checklist AzMERIT Testing Conditions, Tools, and Accommodations and Calculator Guidance Computer-Based Testing Guidance AzMERIT Reports AzMERIT Resources

 

AIMS Science

AIMS Science will be administered to students in Grades 4, 8, and High School.

Test Window – March 13 – April 21, 2017

AIMS Science Test Administration Directions and Test Coordinator Manual
  • Test Coordinator’s Manual – Spring 2017 – coming January 2017
  • AIMS Science Test Administration Directions – Spring 2017 – coming January 2017
AIMS Science Testing Accommodations AIMS Science Resources

 

Links to Other Assessments

 

Contact Information
Project Lead: Mary Pat Wood
Coordinator of State Test Administration
Arizona Department of Education
[email protected]
602-542-5345

The Examiner assessment newsletter button

The Examiner is a quarterly newsletter for test coordinators.
(click on the button)

Alternate Assessment District Test Coordinator Information

Detailed Assessment Testing Calendar for 2016-2017– revised 5/2/16

Assessment Test Coordinator Information Form 2016-2017

Achievement Test Security Agreement for Superintendent/District Test Coordinator


 

Alternate Assessment – NCSC and AIMS A

The State’s Alternate Assessments (AIMS A Science and NCSC ELA and Mathematics) were designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. Students must meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the student’s IEP team in order to participate in the State’s Alternate Assessments.

Spring 2016 Testing

  • Alternate Assessment Update-January 2016
  • AIMS A Science -Grades 4, 8, and 10 only. Testing Window: February 15-March 31, 2016
  • NCSC ELA and Mathematics -Grades 3-8, & grade 11. Testing Window: Spring 2016 – March 30 through May 13, 2016
  • NCSC Practice Site
    • The NCSC Practice Site was developed as a way to become familiar with the NCSC sample items and Assessment experience.
      Please click here to access the NCSC Practice Site. This site does not require a user name or password.
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RESOURCES

Test Security Forms

  • 2016 Test Security Agreement TEST COORDINATOR Email form at [email protected] or fax at 602-542-5467.
  • 2016 Test Security Agreement (test administrators)Do not return to ADE keep signed form(s) at district office for 6 years.
  • 2016 AIMS A No Response Form
  • NCSC Online Trainings

  • NCSC ELA and Mathematics training modules available Spring 2016.
  • AIMS A Science Training

    Test Administration Directions & Test Coordinator MANUALS Alternate Assessment REPORTS
    2015 REPORTS – NCSC and AIMS A

  • AIMS A Science (Reports sent in May 2015)
  • NCSC Tools and Accommodations
  • TAM – Test Administration Manual- available March-2016.
  • IEP Teams
    IEP Teams must remember to address assessment eligibility and accommodations for both alternate assessments, AIMS A (Science) and NCSC (Math and ELA).
    NCSC (Math and ELA) assesses eligible students grades 3–8 and grade 11.
    AIMS A (Science) assesses eligible students grades 4, 8, and 10 or second year of high school. Specific accommodations for both instruction and the assessments also should be considered in the student’s annual IEP. Information regarding NCSC accommodations and eligibility criteria can be located on the ADE NCSC webpage under General Information:

    NCSC CoP (Communities of Practice)

    AZELLA District Test Coordinator Information

    Detailed Assessment Testing Calendar for 2016-2017– revised 5/2/16

    Assessment Test Coordinator Information Form 2016-2017

    Achievement Test Security Agreement for Superintendent/District Test Coordinator


     
    The SDELL73 ELL Student Need Report is an annual report that displays all students in a school/LEA that have an ELL need in the current or prior two fiscal years. This report is designed for informational purposes and can be used to ensure best practices for students with an ELL need. For more information regarding how to use this Report (and all other AZELLA/SDELL Reports) click here Guide to Navigating and Using AZELLA Reports (PDF) 6/2015

    Information Forms Resources

    AZELLA 2016-2017 Placement Test Training – Coming July 1, 2016

    AZELLA 2016-2017 Placement Test Training – Session 1 – Coming July 1, 2016

    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 1 – PowerPoint Presentation
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 1 – PDF Presentation in full color
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 1 – PDF Presentation in black and white

    AZELLA 2016-2017 Placement Test Training – Session 2 – Coming July 1, 2016

    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 2 – PowerPoint Presentation
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 2 – PDF Presentation in full color
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 2 – PDF Presentation in black and white

    AZELLA 2016-2017 Placement Test Training – Session 3 – Coming July 1, 2016

    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 3 – PowerPoint Presentation
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 3 – PDF Presentation in full color
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 3 – PDF Presentation in black and white

    AZELLA 2016-2017 Placement Test Training – Session 4 – Coming July 1, 2016

    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 4 – PowerPoint Presentation
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 4 – PDF Presentation in full color
    • AZELLA Placement Test Training – Session 4 – PDF Presentation in black and white

     

    Web Links

     
    For questions pertaining to test administration, please contact The AZELLA Team by emailing the AZELLA inbox.
    [email protected]
    Fax: 602.5425467
     
    Brenda Wright
    AZELLA State Test Coordinator
    [email protected]
    602.542.5233

    Gabriela Finn
    ELL Assessment Development Coordinator
    [email protected]
    602.542.0948

    Marlene Johnston
    Director of English Language Learner Assessments
    [email protected]
    602.364.3501