AzMERIT, high expectations and you
AzMERIT is the assessment given to third- through 11th-graders in Arizona that determines how students are learning based on Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards. In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education voted to replace AIMS with AzMERIT
Students who take AzMERIT may be less proficient than they were on AIMS. Remember: AzMERIT is not at all comparable to AIMS. This decrease is not a reflection of students' learning or the quality of their education. With new standards and a new assessment, we need to redefine our expectations. AzMERIT scores are expected to increase over time, and more rigorous standards mean our students will be better prepared than ever to enter into an increasingly competitive world upon graduation.