AIMS testing starts this week at area schools
The AIMS assessments are scheduled throughout Arizona over the next few weeks, according to the Cochise County School Superintendent’s Office.
AIMS, which stands for Arizona’s Instruments to Measure Standards, are structured to cover content that is expected to be taught throughout grades 3 through 12. The tests measure student proficiency and are required by law.
High school students must pass the reading, writing and mathematics tests to graduate.
High school Mathematics is scheduled to take place statewide on Wednesday. Science for students in 9th and 10th grades will be administered on Thursday. Each school district chooses a five-day window from Monday through April 17 to administer the AIMS to students in grades 3 through 8.
Home-schooled students are not required by law to test using AIMS. If a home-schooled student’s parent or guardian is interested in having his or her student take the spring AIMS tests, he or she can contact their local school district office to make arrangements.
The Cochise County School Superintendent’s Office is also an available testing site. Each day’s testing at the County School Office will begin promptly at 9 a.m. beginning on Monday.