AzM2, high expectations and you

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AzM2 is the state assessment given to all 3rd-8th and 10th grade students in our district. AzM2 measures students’ knowledge on the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Writing. In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education voted to replace AIMS with AZMERIT. In 2019, AZMERIT was changed to AzM2. AzM2 is typically administered in April and parents can expect to receive test results by August. The increased rigor of our state standards and assessments will allow our students to be better prepared to enter an increasingly competitive world upon graduation.


Performance labels for AzM2 are Highly Proficient, Proficient, Partially Proficient, and Minimally Proficient. The cut-off scores used to determine performance labels are based on what students should know in their grade level and not by the percentage of questions students answered correctly. Please see this link for additional information.  


More rigorous standards mean our students will be better prepared than ever to enter into an increasingly competitive world upon graduation. 

How you can help your child

AzMERIT parent picMake sure the lines of communication are open between your child, your child’s teacher and you. Set shared goals for what your child needs to know, and check in regularly on your child’s progress.

Additionally, you can bring learning opportunities into everyday life. Encourage your child to read every day. While cooking, halve or double ingredients and have your child determine the correct amounts. At the grocery store ask him or her to apply discounts to item prices or attempt to predict your total, or to calculate the tip while dining out. Share the morning news with your child and ask him or her to summarize the top stories.

Helpful links

Learn more about AzM2 and how to support student achievement. Check out the videos and other learning materials.

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona PTA

Be a Learning Hero

Do Your Homework Arizona

Expect More Arizona


Arizona Aims Higher

Math Power Book