The Florence Unified School District would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mesa School District in preparing information and videos for AzMERIT. This website includes AzMERIT resources in English and Spanish in understanding high expectations. Resources include AzMERIT Assessment Information, Testing Accommodations, and an Informational Video. The AzMERIT resources help us all understand from a teacher and parent view.
Welcome to the Curriculum and Assessment section of the Florence Unified School District's Website. This is a place where you can receive more information about how we assess student achievement and how FUSD is leading the way with state and federal testing. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
Click Here for a PowerPoint presentation on Arizona Common Core Standards.
In continuing to ensure all Arizona children have the opportunity to succeed, the Arizona State Board of Education (Board) announced in November 2014 a new assessment to replace the AIMS Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests beginning spring 2015.
AzMERIT - Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching is a computer-based (or paper-based) test which provides engaging questions and measures critical thinking skills for college and career readiness. The test better reflects what our students are learning in the classroom and provides parents meaningful information to know if their children are on track to succeed. Teachers use the new test, which is more strongly aligned to what they are teaching in the classroom, as a tool to measure student progress. Assessments can tell both teachers and parents if a student is mastering a subject, or if they need to spend additional time learning that topic.
The Marana district administers a paper-based version of the test. The test is administered in the spring semester. Check with your school for testing dates, times, and other specific test administration information.
Students in High School will take AzMERIT End-of-Course (EOC) tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics that will test their proficiency in these subjects. The ELA tests include a writing portion and a reading portion. AzMERIT End-of-Course tests are ELA 9, ELA 10, ELA 11, and Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students take the test while in the appropriate course. AzMERIT goes beyond multiple choice questions. This means that the test results provide a better indicator of what students have learned during the school year. A passing score on AzMERIT is not required for graduation.
IMPORTANT: Passing the AIMS test is no longer required to graduate high school. High school students do not have to obtain a passing score on a standardized test in order to graduate during school years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, or 2017-18.
BENEFITS OF AzMERIT