The Arizona State Department of Education requires that students reach the performance level “meet the standard” on the AIMS Reading, Writing and Math tests in order to receive a diploma from an Arizona public high school.  Students will begin taking the AIMS tests during the spring semester of their sophomore year.  AIMS testing opportunities are available during the fall and spring semesters of each subsequent year. 

All prospective graduates who have not met the appropriate AIMS standard(s) are required to test during the fall and spring sessions.  For further information, refer to the Arizona State Department of Education website at

In school year 2014/15, the State is proposing to roll out the implementation of a new graduation proficiency requirement. Students will be expected to follow the new requirement.

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