2016 AzMERIT Results
In the spring, PVSchools students took the 2016 Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT), and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recently released state scores to the Arizona State state Board of Education.We expect the Family Reports to be delivered to the district in July, and parents will receive these reports during the first week of school. These comprehensive reports will provide detailed information about how your child performed on both the English language arts and math portions of the AzMERIT test.
2016 AIMS Science
Students in grades 4, 8 & 10 took the AIMS Science Tests in the spring. AIMS Science is a Standards Based Assessment that measures student proficiency of the Arizona Academic Content Standard in Science. More information can be found at the Arizona Department of Education website (http://www.azed.gov/assessment/aims/). Parents will also receive AIMS Science results for grades 4, 8 and 10 during the first week of school.
Prior to the 2015 introduction of AzMERIT, Arizona schools received accountability ratings that used AIMS results, graduation rates, dropout rates, and ELL reclassification rates. During the first two years of AzMERIT in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, accountability ratings were suspended while a new system is developed. School letter grades for 2013 and 2014 can be seen to the right.
In 2015 Arizona passed the American Civics Act, which requires students to pass a 100-question civics test in order to graduate from high school. This test is similar to the test given during the naturalization and citizenship process, and it includes history, geography, and civics questions that address K-12 social studies standards.
Students in the graduating class of 2017 must pass the Civics Test in order to graduate.In 2015-2016, the test was administered to 8th grade students, sophomores, and juniors in our middle and high schools. Students who passed this test have passed the state requirement and will not need to retake the test.In 2016-2017, all 8th grade students and sophomores will be given an opportunity to take the test through their social studies class.In 2016-2017, high school freshmen, juniors and seniors who have not yet passed the Civics Test will have multiple opportunities to take the test during the school year. High schools will publish their Civics Test schedule at the start of the year. For students who want additional support in passing the test, a PVOnline study course is available. Contact your child’s high school for more information.