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Testing Information

 
PSAT Information
  • Sophomores and Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the PSAT.  For further information on the test itself, please follow this link:
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
    SAT/ACT Information
    • All University-bound seniors need to have taken either the ACT or the SAT.  Students are welcome to take both tests.  It is recommended that Juniors take these tests in April/May/June and that Seniors take one of these exams no later than October.  Please check with specific universities for admission and testing requirements. 
    • The ACT and SAT tests are offered at various locations in and around the Gilbert area.  Follow the following links to search for locations. 
    • For more information and/or to sign up for the ACT, click here
    • For more information and/or to sign up for the SAT, click here
    AIMS Information
     
    • It is a State requirement that students score a Meets or Exceeds in the following sections of the AIMS test to graduate:
      • Reading
      • Writing
      • Math
    • Juniors and Seniors who have not received a scores of Meets or Exceeds in one or more sections will need to take the appropriate tests at Global Academy.  Please click on the AIMS link for more information.

    2014-15 Testing Dates
    AIMS testing for 10th graders - no AIMS for current 10th graders except for Science.
     
    AzMerit Testing - grades 3 -11 - April 13 - 24.
    Current 11th and 12th graders who have not completed the AIMS testing requirements will test on:
       AIMS Writing  - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
       AIMS Reading - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
       AIMS Math - Thursday, October 30, 2014 
    2nd opportunity for 2014-15, if student did not pass first attempt.
       AIMS Writing  - Monday, February 23, 2015 - repealed by S.B 1191
       AIMS Reading - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - repealed by S.B 1191
       AIMS Math - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - repealed by S.B 1191

       AIMS Science - Thursday, April 23, 2015 - for 9th graders, to be given

     AzMERIT End of Course Assessments

     Grade 3 – 8 PAPER BASED TESTING

    3 Testing Days

    Content Areas

    Suggested Times

    Day 1 - April 13

    ELA – Writing

    45-90 minutes

    Day 2 – April 14

    ELA – Reading, Part 1

    Mathematics, Part 1

    45-75 minutes

    60-85 minutes

    Day 3 - April 15

    ELA – Reading, Part 2

    Mathematics, Part 2

    45-75 minutes

    60-85 minutes

    Make up days:

    April 20-22

     

     English Language Arts (ELA) - End-of-Course (EOC) High School

    Testing Days

    Content Areas

    Suggested Times

    Day 1 - April 13

    ELA – Writing

    45-90 minutes

    Day 2 – April 14

    ELA – Reading, Part 1 and 2

    45-75 minutes



    Make up days:

    April 16, 17

     
     

    Mathematics - End-of-Course (EOC)

    Testing Days

    Content Areas

    Suggested Times

    Day 3 – April 21

    Mathematics, Part 1

    50-85 minutes

    Day 4 – April 22

    Mathematics, Part 2

    50-85 minutes

    Make up days:

    April 22, 24

     
    AIMS Science
    Test Window

    Level

    Approximate Times

    Participation Guidance

    Thursday, April 23          Grades 4 and 8

     2 hours

     

                                                          HS

    Grade 9 (*Grade 10)

    Students may only test on AIMS HS Science once.

     2 hours

    Students in Grade 9 taking a life

    science course may test on AIMS HS Science.

    *Students in Grade 10 test on AIMS HS Science ONLY IF THEY DID NOT test the previous year.

     

    New AZMerit Testing Information
    The Arizona Department of Education has released sample test questions for the new statewide achievement test that will be announced later this month.
    The link for information regarding the new AZMerit achievement test and sample items can be found at: http://www.azed.gov/assessment/new/
    Here are some additional resoures to assist you in your preparation for your upcoming AIMS test:

    AIMS Links

    If you have taken AIMS before and have not passed, ADE posts a "learning locator" link on your test results report with resources for you to use online.
    The Free resource is located at:
    www.PerspectiveForFamilies.com/AZ

    or www.PerspectiveForEducators.com/AZ


    or ADE links:

     

     

     

     

     

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