Pursuant to state statute, the State Board of Education adopted a menu of locally procured assessments for grades 9-12, referred to as the Menu of Assessments (see below), to measure pupil achievement of the state academic standards. Local education agencies may select an assessment from the Menu to administer in high schools in lieu of the statewide assessment. Assessments on the Menu must: 1) be high quality; 2) meet or exceed the level of rigor of the state academic standards; and 3) be able to be scaled for accountability purposes (A.R.S.15-741.02).
The State is currently evaluating bids to establish a statewide contract for Menu of Assessments beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. To view the solicitation, including which vendors responded to the solicitation, click here.
For more information on the Menu of Assessments:
Menu of Assessments Information
Selecting a High School Assessment
Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, local education agencies will be able to administer an assessment from the Menu to high school students in lieu of the statewide assessment. A local education agency may select different assessments for each school within its jurisdiction. For example, a district with two high schools may select ACT for High School A and SAT for High School B.
School districts and charter schools must notify the state by July 1 (please note that local education agencies are not required to provide notification for schools that will continue to administer AzMERIT).
Schools that select an assessment from the Menu are required to administer the selected assessment for three consecutive academic years.
- Currently, local education agencies must procure an assessment selected from the Menu.
Pursuant to state statute, the Board approved a list of assessments for the 9-12 Menu in the 2018-2019 school year. These assessments are listed here:
Menu of Assessments
To see the high schools that selected an assessment from the Menu in the 2018-2019 school year, click here:
2018-2019 Menu of Assessments High Schools
Grades 3-8 Menu of Assessments
Statute allows local education agencies serving grades 3-8 to select an assessment from the Menu of Assessments to administer in lieu of the statewide assessment beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. More information will be provided on this topic.