ELA and Math Resources
AzMERIT Writing Guides and Rubrics
Annotated Writing Samples
- Annotated Writing Sample – Grade 4
- Annotated Writing Sample – Grade 7
- Annotated Writing Sample – Grade 9
- 3-5 Informative-Explanatory Rubric
- 3-5 Opinion Rubric
- 6-11 Informative-Explanatory Rubric
- 6-11 Argumentative Rubric
- 3-5 Informative-Explanatory Guide
- 3-5 Opinion Guide
- 6-8 Informative-Explanatory Guide
- 6 Argumentative Guide
- 7-8 Argumentative Guide
- 9-11 Informative-Explanatory Guide
- 9-11 Argumentative Guide
The writing guides are available for student use as part of the Writing portion of AzMERIT.
ADE does not endorse specific products, websites, or programs. The following resources are samples of the types of tools you may want to explore for classroom use.
Achieve the Core provides annotated student writing samples in On-Demand writing and Range of Writing.
ADE Assistive Technology Resources
- ADE Assistive Technology Resources
- AzTECH Symbaloo Gallery
- Let’s Participate! Assistive Technology for Young Children
The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life.
AzMERIT Blueprints and Cut Scores
*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.
AzMERIT Sample Tests
AzMERIT Sample Tests Sample Tests are now available on the AzMERIT portal at azmeritportal.org. There is a sample test for each grade/subject combination and for each EOC test. 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.
These Item Specifications are aligned to the 2016 English Language Arts Standards and Mathematics Standards.
Performance Level Descriptors
These Performance Level Descriptors are aligned to the 2016 English Language Arts Standards and Mathematics Standards.