State Acheivement Testing Information
AASA (Arizona Academic Standards Assessment) is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students in Grades 3-8. All Arizona public school students in Grades 3 - 8 will take the grade level AASA assessments in English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics.
Cohort 2025 (typically grade 9) students will take the ACT Aspire assessment in Reading, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing.
Cohort 2023 (typically grade 11) students will take the ACT assessment in Reading, English, Mathematics, Science and Writing.
The AzSCI assessment will be administered to students in Grades 5, 8, and 11 (Cohort 2023) which will assess the Science standards for the grade level as well as the two grade levels prior.
The MSAA will be administered to students with significant cognitive disability instead of the above listed state achievement assessments. This test has many built-in supports that allow students to take the test using materials they are most familiar with and communicate what they know and can do as independently as possible. The MSAA will be administered in ELA and Mathematics in Grades 3-8 and 11, and Science in Grades 5, 8, and 11.
PARENT LETTER - Coming Soon
High School State Assessment Grade EnhancementStudents are eligible to positively impact their semester grades for ELA 1-2, ELA 3-4, Algebra 1-2, and/or Geometry courses (as well as the honors levels of those courses) if they earn a Proficient or Highly Proficient on the AzM2 State Assessments. More Information HERE.State Testing Grade Enhancement Policy Letter 2022 - coming soon
A-F School Letter Grades
The last time A-F Letter Grades were received by each DVUSD school was November 1, 2019. No school letter grades were published in 2020 or 2021.AzM2 Reports
AzM2 Family Score Reports will be distributed this fall to students who took the AzM2 English Language Arts and Math assessments in the Spring of 2021. The test is designed to be a tool for parents, teachers and students to tell us if your child is on track to succeed in his current grade and in the future. You can use your child’s AzM2 scores along with classroom assignments, homework, grades, and your conversations with his or her teachers to have a complete picture of how your child is doing.
We hope you’ll find the following information helpful as you review your AzM2 Family Score Reports. Please contact your child’s teachers to talk through the results and how you can work together to increase your child's success.
What should you take away from this report?
- This AzM2 score report helps you understand your child’s academic achievement. You can see how your child is performing in comparison to peers in the same grade level, school, and district. In addition to giving you an overall score, the report also breaks down each subject into categories to provide you with a better understanding of how your child performed in different areas of math and English.
AASA and AzSci Sample Tests
Sample tests are available for students to become familiar with the testing platforms and tools.
Directions: Select Arizona, then click on "Mic Check and Sample Tests"
How AzSci is Set Up (Video)
Family Results Reports
Resources for understanding the student results reports.NOTE: Assessment results will not be available for the AASA Writing Field Test or the AASA Oral Reading Fluency test for the 2022 administration.