Arizona Mathematics Standards Support Materials and Trainings
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The Arizona School Board of Education adopted new state standards in 2010 for mathematics for grades K-8 and the first three high school courses (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, or Math 1,2,3) including specific standards that could be included in a 4th credit math course (Discrete Mathematics or standards with a + sign.) Arizona’s Mathematics standards set high expectations for all students to ensure that high school graduates are college and career ready.
These standards represent three fundamental shifts: focus, coherence, and rigor.
- Focus: The standards are focused on fewer topics so that students have sufficient time to think, practice, and integrate new ideas into their growing knowledge structure.
- Coherence: Topics within a grade are connected to support focus, and learning is built on understandings from previous grades.
- Rigor: The standards set expectations for a balanced approach to pursuing conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application and modeling.
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 Mathematics Standards by Grade Level (Approved 6.28.10)