AzSCI (Arizona's Science Test)
The AzSCI assessment will be administered to students in Grades 5, 8, and 11 (Cohort 2024) in the 2022-2023 school year.
2022-2023 Achievement Test Security Agreement (Staff)
Contact Pearson Customer Support for AzSCI:
888-705-9421, Option 1 or Contact Form
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Apply to be part of the Educator Committees:
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.
Spring 2023 Testing Window
March 20 - April 14, 2023
Spring 2023 Testing Mode
The Testing Mode Application was open in ADEConnect September 19 - October 14, 2022.
All Achievement testing (AzSCI, AASA, ACT, and ACT Aspire) is, by default, administered to students by computer. Requests for schools to administer paper tests must have been submitted within the above window.
No action needs to be taken if your school site(s) will remain computer-based for Spring 2023.
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.
Special Paper Version (SPV) tests are available for students unable to use a computer based on their daily instruction and IEP or 504 plan. SPV tests include Braille, large print, and regular print paper tests.
2022-2023 Special Paper Version Test Request Process - 9-4-22
2022-2023 Special Paper Version Test Request Form - submit by February 24, 2023
Additional Accommodations Request Process - 10-7-22
Additional Accommodations Request Form - submit by February 24, 2023
- Additional Accommodations Requests SHOULD NOT include Universal Test Administration Conditions or Universal Tools.
- Text-to-Speech is allowed as a Universal Tool for AzSCI.
AzSCI Sample Tests and Tutorial
Directions: Select Arizona, then click on "Mic Check and Sample Tests"
- Scoring Guides
- AzSCI Scoring Guide_Grade 5 - Updated 10/24/22
- AzSCI Scoring Guide_Grade 8 - Updated 10/28/22
- AzSCI Scoring Guide_Grade_11 - Updated 10/25/22
Spring 2023 AzSCI Test Administration Directions manual will be published soon.
AzSCI Spring 2023 DTC Important Tasks Checklist updated 1-27-23
AzSCI Spring 2023 Test Coordinator's Manual 12-14-22
Spring 2023 AASA and AzSCI PearsonAccessnext User's Guide - updated 2-1-23
How to Unlock Student Tests 1-29-2022
How to Find Testing Groups in Sessions 1-29-2022
How to Resume a Test 1-29-2022
AzSCI Cut Scores - Board-approved July 2022
AzSCI Item Specifications are aligned to the 2018 Arizona Science Standards.
- Grade Band 3-5 updated 1-9-23
- Grade Band 6-8 updated 1-9-23
- High School updated 1-9-23
AzSCI Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are aligned to the 2018 Arizona Science Standards.
- Grade Band 3-5 - 8-1-22, updated 11-7-22
- Grade Band 6-8 - 8-1-22, updated 11-7-22
- High School - 8-1-22
- Grade 8 and 11 Exhibit
- Grade 11 Exhibit
- Formula Reference Guide - updated 9-21-21
Calculator Guidance - updated 10-18-22
May 26, 2023 - Electronic score reports and Student Data Files available in PearsonAccessnext
June 9, 2023 - Summary performance data file available in PearsonAccessnext
June 16, 2023 - Paper copies of score reports delivered to districts and charters
Spring 2022 AzSCI Student Data File Layout
AzSCI Reporting Guide 7-26-2022