Department Overview

  • UPDATE 3/31/2020

    Pursuant to HB 2910:


    • Statewide assessments are cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes AzM2, AIMS Science, MSAA, and AZELLA.
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    • For the 2019-2020 school year, schools will receive the same letter grade as they received in the 2018-2019 school year. Notably, schools are not subject to the 3D = F statute.

    CCUSD Impact:

    AzM2 and AIMS Science

    • Schools closed before the AzM2 or AIMS Science testing windows. NO tests will be administered this year.

    AZELLA (English Language Learners)

    • CCUSD was near the end of the AZELLA testing window when schools were closed. Most of the the AZELLA tests were completed with a few exceptions. All completed AZELLA tests will be sent back for scoring.

    Gifted Testing

    • Spring Gifted testing scheduled for May 9th has been cancelled. The next scheduled testing date is tentatively scheduled for August 2020. We will have more details as the school closures are lifted and we know when we can return to our buildings! Stay tuned!

    Early Entrance Kindergarten

    • The April 21st early entrance parent informational meeting has been cancelled. Instead, we will post information for parents on the district website- Early Entrance - begining on April 21, 2020.
    • The early entrance testing had been scheduled to take place in June and July. We are hoping to be abe to continue with those dates, but it is not certain. As we confirm our testing dates we will post a sign-up form on our Early Entrance page.



    Welcome to the Department of Academic Services and Assessment! Our department works with our schools to provide assessments, data and educational services for our students. We manage required state achievement tests, AzMERIT & AIMS Science, as well as AZELLA testing and district assessments. Our department is also proud to be the home of CCUSD gifted services and early entrance kindergarten placement. Please visit the links on the menu to the left for more information on our services.


    Mr. Thomas Espy   
    Academic Services and Assessment

    Mrs. Tina Hasher  
    Teaching & Learning Admin Assistant