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    On November 2014 the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide assessment, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. Throughout the month of April, all the 3rd-8th grade students at Sunset Ridge 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 and those 8th grades who are currently taking Algebra 1-2 Honors with Ms. Clarkson will also take the AzMERIT Algebra End-of-Course test. 
    To read the parent letter regarding the AzMERIT test from Dr. Gayle Galligan, DVUSD Assoc. Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, click here. 
    To read more detailed information in how DVUSD will handle AzMERIT testing, click here.  
    To learn more about the AzMERIT test, how to help your child prepare and even see some sample tests, visit the AzMERIT Test Portal on the Arizona Department of Education website.   
    Since the AzMERIT will be completely administered online, we will be setting up four different computer labs at Sunset Ridge and each grade level will be assigned different days for take each of the tests. It is critical that every child is at school and prepared to take their tests on their assigned days.
    The following is a breakdown of each test by grade level:
    3rd Grade 
    • Tuesday, 4/7:  AM = Writing
    • Monday, 4/13:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Wednesday, 4/22:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math

    4th Grade 

    • Tuesday, 4/7:  PM = Writing
    • Tuesday, 4/14:  AM = AIMS Science
    • Thursday, 4/16:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Thursday, 4/23:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math

    5th Grade 

    • Wednesday, 4/8:  AM = Writing
    • Tuesday, 4/14:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Friday, 4/24:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math

    6th Grade 

    • Wednesday 4/8:  PM = Writing
    • Wednesday 4/15:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Wednesday 4/29:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math

    7th Grade 

    • Thursday 4/9:  AM = Writing
    • Monday 4/20:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Tuesday 4/28:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math

    8th Grade 

    • Wednesday 4/9:  PM = Writing
    • Tuesday 4/14:  AM = AIMS Science
    • Tuesday 4/21:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Monday 4/27:  AM = ELA Reading, PM = Math
    • Thursday 4/30:  AM = Algebra 1-2H Part 1 [Algebra students only]
    • Friday 5/1:  AM = Algebra 1-2H Part 2 [Algebra students only]

    If you have any questions about AzMERIT testing at Sunset Ridge, please contact our Assistant Principal, Mr. Lindner