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Arizona Dept. of Education releases 2015 AzMERIT test results


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  • Charles Tack/Arizona Department of Education

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Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced the release of combined statewide results for Arizona’s new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, and National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) assessments for students who tested this spring.

The results include the statewide percentage of Arizona public school students who passed the assessments, along with the percentage at each performance level. They also include percentages for Arizona public schools, districts and charter holders as well as demographic breakdowns.

Arizona Dept. of Education releases 2015 AzMERIT test results AIMSTestHP“I would like to thank my staff here at the Department for their tireless work to compile these results as quickly as possible given the hasty adoption of AzMERIT late last year,” said Superintendent Douglas. “In addition to giving schools and teachers information about how they can better serve Arizona students, the results will give parents one more resource when making decisions about the education of their children.”

AzMERIT was adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education in November 2014.

Arizona public school students in third grade through high school take AzMERIT. Students in grades 3 through 8 take an assessment in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics at their grade level. Students taking high school level English and math take End-of-Course assessments that test their proficiency in those subjects.

NCSC is Arizona’s new alternate statewide achievement test for eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities. The NCSC alternate assessment is based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Eligible Arizona public school students take the NCSC Alternate Assessments for ELA and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.

For more information on AzMERIT and NCSC, please visit www.azed.gov/assessment.

An Excel file containing all of the AzMERIT/NCSC results can be downloaded by clicking on  http://www.azed.gov/research-evaluation/files/2015/11/azmerit_ncsc_2015.xlsx.

2015 Statewide AzMERIT/NCSC Passing and Proficiency Rates for All Students

Mathematics

Test Level % Passing % Performance Level 1 % Performance Level 2 % Performance Level 3 % Performance Level 4
Grade 3 42 27 31 29 13
Grade 4 42 29 29 32 10
Grade 5 40 29 31 28 12
Grade 6 33 37 30 22 11
Grade 7 31 47 22 18 13
Grade 8 34 41 25 20 14
Algebra I 32 45 23 23 9
Algebra II 30 46 25 23 7
Geometry 30 42 27 25 6


English Language Arts

Test Level % Passing % Performance Level 1 % Performance Level 2 % Performance Level 3 % Performance Level 4
Grade 3 40 43 16 30 11
Grade 4 42 41 17 36 6
Grade 5 32 36 31 28 4
Grade 6 36 39 25 32 4
Grade 7 33 42 25 29 5
Grade 8 35 39 26 27 8
Grade 9 26 44 29 22 5
Grade 10 32 47 21 22 10
Grade 11 30 51 19 20 11


For more information, please contact Charles Tack at Charles.Tack@azed.gov or 602-542-5072.