AzMerit Scores Show Slight Improvement

The Arizona Department of Education recently released final combined performance results from the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 administrations of the AzMERIT statewide assessment.

Arizona public school students in third grade through high school take AzMERIT. Students in grades 3 through 8 take an assessment in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics at their grade level. Students taking high school level English and math take End-of-Course assessments that test their proficiency in those subjects.

“I am very proud of the hard work my Assessment and Accountability teams have done to release these scores earlier than ever,” Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said. “Although most know that I think the AzMERIT test has a long way to go to become the most effective tool of student assessment in our state, I am pleased to announce that our students have improved in 26 of the 30 grade-level and test categories. While we still have much work to do, I congratulate all of our educators and students for widespread gains across the board.”

Check back Wednesday for your school district’s results.

2017-2018 AzMERIT Final Passing and Proficiency Rates
Mathematics

Test Level Percent Passing Percent Minimally Proficient Percent Partially Proficient Percent Proficient Percent Highly Proficient
Grade 3 53 23 24 31 22
Grade 4 47 26 27 34 13
Grade 5 47 28 25 28 19
Grade 6 43 36 20 27 17
Grade 7 36 45 19 19 17
Grade 8 Enrolled Algebra 1 73 14 13 41 32
Grade 8 Enrolled Algebra 2 >98 * * * *
Grade 8 Enrolled Any Assessment 41 41 19 24 17
Grade 8 Enrolled Geometry 92 <2 7 37 55
Grade 8 enrolled Grade 8 assessment 31 48 20 20 12
Algebra I 39 42 18 27 12
Algebra II 34 45 21 25 9
Geometry 36 39 24 27 10
All 41 37 22 27 15

English Language Arts

Test Level Percent Passing Percent Minimally Proficient Percent Partially Proficient Percent Proficient Percent Highly Proficient
Grade 3 44 43 13 30 14
Grade 4 47 40 12 34 14
Grade 5 48 30 22 33 15
Grade 6 39 38 23 33 6
Grade 7 45 36 19 35 10
Grade 8 39 39 22 30 10
Grade 9 41 35 25 28 12
Grade 10 32 53 14 20 13
Grade 11 28 53 18 20 9
All 41 40 19 29 11

Mathematics

Test Level Percent Passing Percent Minimally Proficient Percent Partially Proficient Percent Proficient Percent Highly Proficient
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
Grade 3 47 53 24 23 29 24 28 31 19 22
Grade 4 47 47 25 26 28 27 34 34 13 13
Grade 5 47 47 26 28 26 25 32 28 15 19
Grade 6 42 43 35 36 23 20 25 27 17 17
Grade 7 34 36 48 45 18 19 16 19 18 17
Grade 8 Enrolled Algebra 1 80 73 6 14 14 13 45 41 34 32
Grade 8 Enrolled Algebra 2 97 >98 <2 * 2 * 24 * 73 *
Grade 8 Enrolled Any Assessment 38 41 41 41 21 19 23 24 15 17
Grade 8 Enrolled Geometry 93 92 <2 <2 6 7 43 37 50 55
Grade 8 enrolled Grade 8 assessment 28 31 49 48 23 20 18 20 10 12
Algebra I 39 39 40 42 21 18 28 27 11 12
Algebra II 34 34 45 45 21 21 27 25 8 9
Geometry 34 36 40 39 26 24 26 27 7 10
All 40 41 36 37 24 22 26 27 13 15

 
English Language Arts

Test Level Percent Passing Percent Minimally Proficient Percent Partially Proficient Percent Proficient Percent Highly Proficient
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
Grade 3 44 44 44 43 12 13 30 30 13 14
Grade 4 49 47 35 40 16 12 35 34 13 14
Grade 5 44 48 33 30 24 22 32 33 12 15
Grade 6 42 39 35 38 24 23 37 33 5 6
Grade 7 44 45 36 36 19 19 35 35 9 10
Grade 8 34 39 45 39 21 22 25 30 9 10
Grade 9 36 41 37 35 27 25 26 28 10 12
Grade 10 31 32 52 53 17 14 22 20 9 13
Grade 11 25 28 52 53 23 18 17 20 9 9
All 39 41 41 40 20 19 29 29 10 11

1 Comment on "AzMerit Scores Show Slight Improvement"

  1. The Evil One | August 20, 2018 at 6:12 am |

    And for a couple of Billion dollars more, you can have all 100s in the Proficient column and up.
    Guaranteed!
    Well, maybe.
    We shall see.
    I will let you know after we spend the money.
    Not likely.
    Just give us the damn money, or the scores will be lower next year.

Comments are closed.