AzMerit Testing & Closed Campus Dates

    AzMerit DE Letter 2019.pdf 

    Dear Desert Sage Families,

    Each year much time and vigilant planning is done when scheduling AzMerit and AIMS Science testing dates within the allotted assessment windows.  We work diligently here at Desert Sage to ensure each student is fully prepared to be successful on all assessments.  We value as much instructional time prior to testing as is possible.  Below are the testing dates for AzMerit and AIMS Science for each grade level.

    3rd grade:

    Monday, April 8

    Tuesday, April 23

    Wed., April 24


    4th grade:

    Tuesday, April 2

    Tuesday, April 9

    Wed., April 17

    Thursday, April 18

    5th grade:

    Thursday, April 4

    Monday, April 15

    Tuesday, April 16


    6th grade:

    Wed., April 3

    Thursday, April 11

    Friday, April 12


    Testing attendance matters, and we ask for your support.  On-time attendance on the dates listed for your child’s grade level is imperative.  Children assess with greater focus and less stress when surrounded by the comfort of their classmates and teacher.  Please do not schedule any appointments or trips that will cause your child to be tardy or absent on their scheduled testing dates.

    Additionally, during the above testing dates Desert Sage will be a closed campus.  This means that visitors will not be allowed on the testing dates.  This includes family visiting at lunch time or classroom volunteers.  Having the school operate as a closed campus limits interruptions, maintains the testing environments, and fosters a strong attention to task to perform at our best.

    If you have questions about the testing for your child’s grade level please contact their teacher or our school office. 

    Thank you for your continued support.

    Kristy M. Gill, Principal