Standards: English Language Arts
Arizona’s English Language Arts and Literacy standards were adopted in 2010 and address the reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening skills that each student will work to master as he/she progresses through school and towards college and a career.
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There will be a two year implementation timeline with 2017-2018 as a transitional implementation year and 2018-2019 with full implementation. AzMERIT will be aligned to the new standards starting in 2018-2019. Crosswalk documents will be available by February 2017 to assist with transitional implementation.
NEW AZMERIT SAMPLE TESTS ARE AVAILABLE! The AzMERIT Sample Tests are a valuable resource for students and families, as well as district and school administrators and educators. The purpose of the Sample Tests is to allow various users to become familiar with the AzMERIT Computer-Based Testing (CBT) system and the different item types used on the AzMERIT assessment. It is important that students who will take the CBT AzMERIT test have an opportunity to take a CBT Sample Test prior to testing so they may become familiar with the types of questions they will encounter and the various tools available to use throughout the tests.
Arizona English Language Arts Standards Grade Bands (Approved 6.28.10)
Grades K-2 and 3-5
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects
Arizona English Language Arts Standards (Adopted December 2016)
Summary of Changes for the Arizona English Language Arts Standards (Adopted December 2016)
Contact Information: Sean Ross, Director of English Language Arts | 602-542-5342