Arizona's test development process involves an extensive review before an item will count toward students' test scores. During the item-development process, all assessment items are written in accordance with Item Specifications. A committee of Arizona educators reviews and approves the items to confirm alignment and appropriateness for inclusion on the test. Each step in the process is designed to ensure that test results are valid, reliable, and appropriate for Arizona students, families, and other members of Arizona communities. Participating educators are representatives of Arizona's geographic regions and represent culturally diverse populations. For these committees, we are inviting content area teachers, teachers of students with disabilities, teachers of EL students, and instructional coaches/administrators to provide their perspective on the items and standards set on Arizona's statewide assessments. If you are interested in serving on an Assessment Educator Committee, please complete the form linked below.
Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment (AASA) is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students in Grades 3-8. All Arizona public school students in Grades 3-8 will take the grade level AASA assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
AzSCI, Arizona's statewide achievement test for Science, is administered to students in Grade 5 (equally covering domains from Grades 3/4/5 standards), Grade 8 (equally covering domains from Grade 6/7/8 standards), and Grade 11/Cohort 2025 (equally covering domains from high school standards) in Spring 2024.
ACT is the statewide high school achievement test administered to students in Grade 11/Cohort 2025 in Spring 2024.
ACT Test Window 1
Paper (Standard): March 26, 2024
Paper (Accommodations): March 26-29 and April 1-5, 2024
Online (Standard & Accommodations): March 26-29 and April 1-5, 2024
ACT Test Window 2
Paper (Standard): April 9, 2024
Paper (Accommodations): April 9-12 and April 15-19, 2024
Onlnie (Standard & Accommodations): April 9-12 and April 15-19, 2024
For Spring 2024, schools may utilize both published state ACT test windows in order to assess all Cohort 2025 students. Schools are encouraged to administer the ACT during the first test window and to use the second test wnidow, as needed, to complete any makeup testing. Schools administering ACT on paper may also use the online test dates for makeup testing. Any schools that choose to administer the ACT during only the second test window will not have an additional ACT test window to use for makeup testing.
Test window selection will be made in ACT's PearsonAccessnext platform in Fall 2023.