Arizona State Achievement Testing Information
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 2026 (typically grade 9) students will take the ACT Aspire assessment in Reading, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing.
Cohort 2024 (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 2024) 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.
High School State Assessment Grade EnhancementHigh school 11th grade students are eligible to positively impact their semester grades for specific courses if they earn a Proficient or Highly Proficient on the ACT State Assessment or the AzSCI assessment. More Information HERE.
AASA and AzSci Sample Tests
Sample tests are available for students to become familiar with the testing platforms and tools.
AASA Sample Tests and Tutorials
Directions: Select Arizona, then click on "Mic Check and Sample Tests"
AzSci Sample Assessments
Instructions for Accessing the Sample AzSci Test (Video)
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.