AzMERIT - Now Called AzM2

  • 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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    CCUSD Impact:

    AzM2 and AIMS Science

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


    In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for all Arizona students.  AzMERIT is aligned to Arizona's state learning standards which detail what students should be able to do at each grade level. The test is designed to measure student learning and progress towards readiness for college and career.

    **Changes starting 2019-2020***

    In the Spring of 2019, the Arizona State Board of Education, with direction from the US Deptartment of Education, made changes to AzMERIT and state testing:

    • Extend AzMERIT in both elementary school and high school through Spring 2021
    • Continue test question development and refinement reviewed by Arizona educators
    • Modify the name from AzMERIT to AzM2
    • AzM2 in elementary school will be administered at grade level
    • Administer a summative AzM2 in 10th grade. Eliminate end of course testing in high school
    • LEAs may select an assessment from the Menu but all high schools must administer the renamed AzM2 in 10th grade to all students regardless of the Menu choice


    AzM2 FAQ's

    Which students/grades take the AzM2?
    Arizona public school students in Grades 3 – 8 and grade 10 will take the grade level AzM2 assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

    There is now no out-of-grade level testing and no EOC testing. 

    Are there student sample tests?
    Yes. Please see follow the AzM2 Website link below.

    When is AzM2 administered?
    AzM2 is administered in the Spring. See the CCUSD Assessment Calendar.

    How is AzM2 administered?
    CCUSD students will complete the AzMERIT assessment via computer.

    When will the AzM2 scores be available?
    Spring 2019 will be sent home by August 2019.

    Will a high school student have to pass AzM2 in order to graduate?
    No. Unlike AIMS, passing AzMERIT/AzM2 is not a requirement for graduation.

    For other questions or information please see the Arizona Department of Education AzM2 Website or contact Thomas Espy at