AzM2 is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 - 8 and grade 10 (cohort 2023 in 2020-2021 school year) will take the grade level AzM2 assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Due to the elimination of EOC tests, all 8th graders, regardless of course enrollment, will take the 8th grade ELA and Math assessments.
CBT: April 5 - April 30, 2021 (Writing must be completed by April 16)
PBT: April 5 - April 14, 2021 (Writing must be scheduled for April 5 or 6).
Grades 4-8 and 10
CBT: April 5 - May 14, 2021 (Writing must be completed by April 23)
PBT: April 5 - April 21, 2021 (Writing must be scheduled and completed first).
Spring 2021 Testing Mode for AzM2 and AzSCI
Application opens September 21 and closes October 16, 2020
All Achievement (AzM2 and AzSCI) testing is, by default, administered to students by computer.
No action needs to be taken if your school site(s) will remain computer-based for Spring 2021.
The District Test Coordinator (DTC) for any school site requesting paper administration in Spring 2021 for either AzM2 or AzSCI testing must complete the application in ADEConnect. The DTC will need to enter a reason for the testing mode change for each test for the site(s) that request a paper administration. The Assessment section will review each request individually and update the status in the application.
To request paper administration, log into ADEConnect. Select Assessment. Click the dropdown for Achievement Reports and select Achievement Test Mode to begin.
For AzSCI to be administered as a paper test, every student response must be key entered into the TestNav online testing platform once the students have completed testing by a Test Administrator who has been trained and who has submitted a test security agreement. All student responses must be entered in TestNav before the end of the AzSCI test window.
AzM2 Sample Tests Sample Tests are available on the AzM2 portal at azm2portal.org. There is a sample test for each grade/subject combination. These sample tests are approximately one half length tests, match the test blueprint, and include the same item types as those on the operational tests. Answer keys are provided in ancillary Scoring Guides along with the “Guide to the Sample Test” document.
*Blueprints are based on the 2016 ELA and Mathematics Standards. Items in the Sub-Categories (white) are mixed and matched to meet the Blueprint requirement listed in the Reporting Categories (yellow). This additional information is provided to aid in instructional emphasis.