On November 2014 the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide assessment, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. Throughout the month of April and May, all the 3rd-8th grade students at Desert Mountain will be taking the ELA Reading, Writing and Math tests from AzMERIT. In addition, the 4th and 8th grade students will be taking the AIMS Science test.
To read the parent letter regarding the AzMERIT test from Dr. Gayle Galligan, DVUSD Assoc. Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, click here.