AzMerit Frequently Asked Questions
Is AzMerit a test timed?
No, there are suggested time lengths, as with AIMS, but student may go beyond this time.
Who takes End of Course (EOC) Assessments at Willis?
Honors 8th Grade Math will take the EOC Algebra 1.
Gifted 7th Grade Math will take the EOC Algebra 1.
Gifted 8th Grade Math will take the EOC Geometry.
These students will ALSO take the 7th or 8th grade AzMerit Math Assessment.
Is AzMerit part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment?
AzMerit is made by the American Institute for Research (AIR) who also makes state assessments for Florida, Utah, and the Smarter Balanced Consortium.
Will AzMerit be multiple choice?
Yes, and No.
AzMerit will have multiple choice (one response), multi-right (several correct answers), Editing, Grid Response, Hot Text, Equation, and Open Response.
The district is estimating 1 in 4 questions will be open-ended, write in answers.