The Achievement Testing District Test Coordinator is responsible for ELA and Math assessments for students in grades 3-8 and Science assessments for students in grades 5, 8, and 11. The Achievement DTC is also responsible for the administration of ACT Aspire for students in 9th grade and ACT for students in 11th grade.
Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment (AASA) is the statewide achievement test. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through 8 will be assessed at their grade level in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
AzSCI, Arizona's statewide achievement test for Science. is administered to students in Grade 5 (equally covering domains from Grade 3/4/5 standards), Grade 8 (equally covering domains from Grade 6/7/8 standards), and Grade 11/Cohort 2024 (equally covering domains from high school standards).
New for Spring 2023: Schools may utilize both published state ACT test windows in order to assess all Cohort 2024 students. Schools are encouraged to administer the ACT during the first test window and to use the second test window, as needed, to complete any makeup testing. Schools administering ACT on paper may also use the online test dates for makeup testing. Any schools that choose to administer the ACT during only the second test window will not have an additional ACT test window to use for makeup testing. Test window selection will be made in ACT's PearsonAcessnext platform in Fall 2022.
ACT Test Window 1:
Paper (Standard): March 21, 2023
Paper (Accommodations): March 21-24 and March 27-31, 2023
Online (Standard and Accommodations): March 21-23 and March 28-30, 2023
ACT Test Window 2:
Paper (Standard): April 4, 2023
Paper (Accommodations): April 4-7 and April 10-14, 2023
Online (Standard and Accommodations): April 4-6 and April 11-13, 2023
High Importance – For issues that arise during actual student testing, send an email to the Inbox and indicate in the subject line “Students Testing – Need Help”. Mark your email with a High Importance tag. Include a phone number that we are able to contact you back if necessary. ADE will respond as quickly as possible. Do not leave a voice message as these calls are not responded to as quickly as emails. In your email include any error message or code student or TA is receiving.