Schools have multiple ways to measure student learning with standardized testing being just one of them. While taking standardized tests is not required for graduation, they are the most accurate tools available to measure whether your child is mastering key skills. Thank you for your continued support of Primavera.
AASA Grades 3-8
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 English (ELA) and Mathematics. Primavera Online will administer the AASA as a Computer-Based Test.
An additional test will be administered to Grade 3 students only, the Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) test unit. Each student will read three passages, with a time limit of one minute per passage. The use of a headset with a microphone is required, which Primavera will provide on testing day.
Who Takes the AASA test at Primavera?
All Primavera Online students grades 3–8 will take the AASA test at the designated testing time periods in the Spring.
*The AASA English Language Arts tests are divided into two parts: a writing and reading test.
AzSCI Science Test
AzSCI is the statewide achievement test for Science. The statewide assessment for science must be administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 11. AzSCI Science is a computer-based assessment. AzSCI Grade 5 test, equally covering domains from Grade 3/4/5 standards. AzSCI Grade 8 test, equally covering domains from Grade 6/7/8 standards. AzSCI Grade 11, cohort 2024, equally covering domains from high school standards.
Because AASA and AzSCI science tests must be taken in person, Primavera administers them at various locations and times throughout Arizona.
Spring 2021 Testing Days/Time
|Test Days||Content Area||Approximate Time|
|Day 1||AASA ELA – Writing||60-90 minutes|
AASA ELA – Reading Part 1
AASA ELA – Reading Part 2
AASA ELA – ORF Grade 3 ONLY
AASA Math Part 1
AASA Math Part 2
5th, 8th & 11th graders ONLY
ACT Aspire Grade 9
ACT Aspire is the statewide high school achievement test administered to students in Grade 9/Cohort 2026 in Spring 2023. While ACT Aspire is being discontinued at a national level, ACT is supporting ACT Aspire as Arizona’s Grade 9/Cohort 2026 Statewide Assessment. The ACT Aspire is a timed test, the timing of each subject test varies by subject. The ACT Aspire will be administered in one day as a Computer-Based Test.
ACT Grade 11
ACT is the statewide high school achievement test administered to students in Grade 11/Cohort 2024 in Spring 2023. The ACT is a timed test, the timing of each subject test varies by subject. The ACT Aspire will be administered in one day as a Computer-Based Test.
ALL TESTS: TESTING DATE AND LOCATION DETAILS ARE EMAILED TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS AND VARY BETWEEN TESTING SEASONS AND LOCATIONS.
Standardized Testing FAQs
What is the ELA score?
When the writing and reading tests are scored, the Arizona Department of Education will send Primavera one score: the English Language Arts (ELA) score. The ELA score will include both the writing and reading AASA test results, so it is very important to attempt both AASA tests in order to receive a complete ELA score. If only one test is attempted, there will be no score and the test will be marked as incomplete.
Does my student have to take the test(s)?
Yes, the student will take the assessment if he/she is eligible to take the test and must take the test with us if student is enrolled with Primavera.
Prepare for Tests:
AASA: Sample Tests – Directions: Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”
AzSCI Sample Tests – Directions: Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”
ACT Aspire – Student Sandbox and Exemplar Booklets
ACT: Practice Tests
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