AZM2 and Other State Assessments

State Assessments


AZM2 (formally AzMERIT) is the statewide achievement test. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through high school will take AZM2 in English Language Arts and Mathematics at their grade level.

Students taking high school level English Language Arts and Mathematics will take AZM2 End-of-Course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects near the end of the course.

AIMS Science

AIMS Science will be administered to students in Grades 4, 8, and high school. The test will be computer-based beginning Spring 2018.

Alternate Assessment

The State’s Alternate Assessments (AIMS A Science and MSAA ELA and Mathematics) were designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. Students must meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the student’s IEP team in order to participate in the State’s Alternate Assessments.


The Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) is a standards-based assessment that meets both state and federal requirements to measure students’ English language proficiency. AZELLA is used for both placement and reassessment purposes.