Thank you for your tireless efforts with the Spring 2016 AzMERIT testing. Things continue to run smoothly with very few hiccups along the way. Please see below for some end of testing window updates.
When is the last day for testing?
- The last day of testing (including make-up testing) is Friday, May 6.
How many tests have been administered in SUSD?
- We are unable to provide a precise count of the number of ELA and Math test that have been completed, but as of this morning the district has administered a total of 54,317 computer-based test parts/sessions. The average student would be taking five test parts/sessions.
ELA = 3 parts: Writing and Reading Parts 1 & 2
Math = 2 parts: Math Parts 1 & 2
|School||Count of Individual Test PARTS Completed|
|Apollo Middle School||2,903|
|Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School||3,606|
|Challenger Middle School||3,986|
|Craycroft Elementary School||2,158|
|Desert View High School||7,890|
|Drexel Elementary School||1,819|
|Elvira Elementary School||1,424|
|Esperanza Elementary School||1,668|
|Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet||3,023|
|Gallego Primary Fine Arts Magnet||760|
|Liberty Elementary School||2,115|
|Los Amigos Elementary School||1,889|
|Los Niños Elementary School||1,543|
|Mission Manor Elementary School||1,890|
|S.T.A.R. Academic Center||510|
|Santa Clara Elementary School||1,995|
|Sierra 2-8 School||4,413|
|Summit View Elementary||1,554|
|Sunnyside High School||7,406|
|Sunnyside Online Success Academy||8|
As of 04/28/16
Do we need to test students who are just now enrolling?
- According to the Arizona Department of Education
“We are recommending that you test all new students if there is adequate time. New students will not receive an ELA score since the Writing window closed.“
- If you contact Bernadette Martin (x2162) she will check TIDE or contact the student’s previous school to see if the student has already tested.
What do we do with AzMERIT testing materials when we are finished testing?
- Test Coordinator’s Manuals and Test Administration Directions should be discarded by placing them in the school’s recycling bin or trash.
- All used scratch paper is considered secure and should be destroyed/shredded.
- You may box and send used scratch paper to the Assessment Team c/o Hans Schot for shredding, if desired.
Do we still need to turn in the Test Security Agreements (TSA)?
- We need to keep TSA on file for six years. If you haven’t already done so, please forward your school’s TSA to Hans Schot. (TSA must include the Principal, School Testing Coordinator(s), and all staff who could have contact with either AIMS Science or AzMERIT.)
What do we do with the Testing Incident Forms that we completed?
- Testing improprieties involving test administration errors or individual student incidents should have been immediately reported to the District Testing Coordinator, Hans Schot. Any required documentation will have been completed by him.
- Technology glitches should have been recorded on the testing incident form so the school would have the necessary details to resolve the issue. The forms do not need to be submitted and can be placed in the school’s recycling bin.