Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment (AASA)

  • General Information

    The AASA is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students in Grades 3-8.  All Arizona public school students in Grades 3-8 will take the grade level AASA assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Chandler Unified School District will administer this computer-based test to students.

    The Arizona Department of Education publishes many resources for the AASA, located on their website, including but not limited to:

    • AASA Testing Dates/Windows
    • Test Administration Information
    • Testing Accommodations
    • AASA Sample Tests
    • Manuals and Checklists
    • Blueprints and Cut Scores
    • Item Specifications


    Sample Tests

    The AASA Sample Tests are now live and can be accessed through Pearson's TestNav platform. From, click on Arizona, then click on Mic Check & Sample Tests. This link and instructions are also provided on the AASA webpage and the  Educator Resources webpage. Sample Test Scoring Guides will be available soon.


    Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment (3rd Grade Oral Reading Fluency -- ORF -- Information)

    Below are answers to common questions received regarding the AASA Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) test section:

    • The ORF test session will be administered to Grade 3 students only.
    • Each student will read three passages, with a time limit of one minute per passage, like what is currently done for other Oral Reading Fluency tools.
    • The Recommended Seating Arrangements for the ORF test section provides information for a maximum of 6 students simultaneously testing in a classroom environment and a computer lab environment.
    • Computer-based testing schools will administer the ORF section online.
    • A unidirectional with a noise-cancelling microphone must be used for the Oral Fluency Test.

    Arizona’s Department of Education has added additional resources to their AASA website for ORF, including Accessibility for Grade 3 ORF Items and ORF Frequently Asked Questions.

AASA Staff Resources