Online Test & Assessment FAQ
How will my student's grades be determined?
Arizona Virtual Academy's (AZVA's) program in grades K–5 is mastery-based, which means students master concepts and lessons before moving on to the next lesson. Students will be required to submit assignments to their teachers for evaluation and feedback. Teachers assess mastery and provide quantitative feedback in the secondary grades. Quantitative grading begins in the 6th grade at AZVA.
What tests will my child be required to take?
We use testing just as any other school would: to monitor student achievement and highlight any areas of need. Several tests are mandatory for our students, including:
NWEA: The NWEA district test is a computer-based benchmark assessment completed at home. The test is proctored three times during the school year and is used by teachers as a to assess individual and class-wide strengths, weaknesses, and growth.
AzM2 Grade Level Testing: This state-required assessment must be completed by students in grades 3–8 and 10 at school-approved testing locations across the state. The test for school year 2020–2021 will be held April 5–15. All testing information, including testing dates, times, and locations will be communicated to families during the spring semester.
AIMS Science and AzSCI: These state-required assessments in science must be completed by students at school-approved testing locations across the state. The test for school year 2020–2021 will be held April 5–15. All testing information, including testing dates, times, and locations will be communicated to families during the spring semester. Students in grades 4 and 10 will complete the AIMS Science test. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will complete the AzSCI Field test. As a field test, scores will not be provided to schools or families.
MSAA, MSAA Science, and AIMS A: Students with significant cognitive disabilities may qualify for alternative assessments. The special education department will communicate specific tests, dates, and times to qualifying students.
AZELLA: Students identified as English learners may be required to participate in the AZELLA placement test and/or reassessment test. The English learner team will communicate specific tests, dates, and times to qualifying students.
Will my child have to participate in state testing?
Yes. AZVA students must comply with all state-mandated testing requirements. Students who do not participate are subject to withdrawal during that school year.