Learn what AzM2 means for your child.

What is AzM2?

AzM2 – the second version of AzMERIT – is an annual statewide test that measures how students are performing in English language arts and math. Although testing is never fun, assessments can be effective tools to support your child’s learning. They can tell your child’s teacher if they are on track to succeed or if they needs to spend additional time learning a topic.

Who takes the tests?

Arizona students in 3rd through 8th grade take the AzM2 test in reading, writing and math each spring. For high school students, the test is given in the 10th grade. If you child is attending classes remotely this year, your local district or charter school is working diligently working on making accommodations to have your child take the AzM2 test in-person.

When are students taking AzMERIT?

The AzM2 spring semester testing window for 2021 runs from April 5 – May 14 for the computer-based tests and April 5-21 for the paper and pencil version of the tests. Check with your child’s teacher for testing dates, times, and other specific test administration information.

Why do we test?

It might seem counterintuitive or even unfair to spend time on a statewide assessment when many students have spent much of the school year learning – or struggling – with distance learning. But at this point in the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get accurate learning data.


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