Wednesday, Sept 6th was the long awaited AZMerit test score release by the Arizona Department of Education. Interested parents, grandparents, students and taxpayers can review the performance of all of the state’s K-12 schools, both district and charter. State grades for the schools, largely based on these outcomes, will be released later this year. The chart below shows the relative comparison of performance of some area schools. It also lists the averages for the state and Yavapai County. For access to all scores, including performance by individual grade or other groupings, go to the state’s Department of Education website (www.azed.gov) and click on the headline “Final 2016-17 AzMerit Results Released”
AzMerit tests two areas, English Language Arts and Mathematics, starting in third grade. The state does administer a science test to a few grades but those results are not in this release. Individual test performance results were released earlier to individual student’s families.
As a county, Yavapai County students performed, on average, ahead of the students in 12 of the other counties in Arizona but just under those in Greenlee and Maricopa counties.