NEW Information and Resources

  1. The AzMERIT testing blueprints have been posted on under “Additional Resources for Teachers and Students.”   azmerit-ela-public-blueprint
  2. A three part AzMERIT presentation has been posted on under “General AzMERIT Information.”  This was presented at the MEGA Conference general session on November 20, 2014 and is available as a PowerPoint and a narrated PowerPoint presentation.
    • Part I – From AIMS to AzMERIT (approx. 10 minutes)
    • Part II – What is AzMERIT (approx. 13 minutes)
    • Part III – Preparing for AzMERIT (approx. 11 minutes)
  3. ADE now has an RSS feed for updates to the AzMERIT website.  To subscribe, click on the orange RSS symbol in the bottom right corner of the Assessment home page

ADE Plans to have the following available in the coming weeks:

  • Minimum technology requirements for computer-based testing
  • AzMERIT testing session information and scheduling guidance
  • AzMERIT Portal hosted by AIR
  • Guidance for End-of-Course testing
  • Computer-based Testing Readiness Indicators for schools that have uploaded their technology information
  • List of available testing accommodations for paper-based and computer-based testing (detailed guidance will follow)

Welcome to the Sunnyside AzMERIT information page.

As of November 2014, the state of Arizona has adopted a new statewide achievement test called AzMERIT.  Because the news and details surrounding this test has (and will) change frequently as the various elements of the program are implemented, we have set up this information page to provide you with news and information as soon as it becomes available to us.

Please take a moment to do TWO THINGS in order to keep abreast of the latest developments concerning the AzMERIT assessment…

  • Click on the “Subscribe” link along the left side of this page to insure that you receive an email notification whenever information is published here.
  • Visit and bookmark the state AzMERIT webpage for the latest information from the AzDOE concerning the assessment.