Students in grades 3 - 8 take the AIMS (Arizona's
Instrument to Measure Standards). The AIMS 3-8 is a combination of AIMS criterion-referenced assessment questions developed by Arizona educators and based on the Arizona Academic Standards, and questions from the Stanford 10, a national norm-referenced test.
Students in grade 10 take the AIMS HS (High School) and continue to test twice annually in grades 11-12 until they have met or exceeded the standard in each area tested. The AIMS HS is a criterion-referenced test with questions developed by Arizona educators and based on the Arizona Academic Standards. It is an assessment of four content areas: writing, reading, mathematics and science.