Taking the computer-based AzMERIT can be especially challenging for students who are not experienced computer users, causing students unnecessary stress and even lower proficiency scores.
Without a technology readiness review, there is no way for teachers to be sure that all students can navigate the test viewer, use the support tools provided, graph points, lines and shapes, drag, drop, reorder, select different combinations of items, and type a typical equation like y=x2+15.
Phoenix-based EOS Education has partnered with Edcite to create and publish exactly what educators have been missing. This platform focuses exclusively on the technology skills required for the test, and helps all of us ensure that Arizona students do their best on the AzMERIT.
Are your students ready for the 2018 AzMERIT?
Follow the steps below to find out.
Get Signed Up
Are You Ready?
Review & Practice
Select the grade level you would like to receive practice materials for.
The tests included with each grade band are leveled and include relevant examples for both Math and ELA technology-enhanced questions.
Follow the prompts to register on Edcite.com.
Make sure to include your school.
If you already have an Edcite account, you can just sign in.
You will now see 4 Readiness Tests (one Pre-Test and 3 Practice Tests) on the AzMERIT Practice tab.
Share your unique code for the test with your students.
It’s best to start with the Pre-Test.
Example Link (make sure to use your own!):
When students click or enter the link, they will be taken to a launch page to enter their name.
Students are not required to create an account or enter an email. Individual student data is only available to their teacher so that they may identify who needs help in which areas.
Students then complete the Readiness Test, usually in less than 20 minutes.
Student tests are graded automatically and from the AzMERIT tab on the Teacher Home page, you can click the button to view your class summary report.
The student tests are automatically graded and based on actual results in the summary report, you can direct students to practice exercises to work on specific skills and to take additional readiness tests.