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State Testing

As your school of choice, ASU Prep Digital thanks you for your participation and attendance during annual state testing.

These exams are a valuable tool for providing information on student growth and performance. The information on this page will provide an overview of what exams are administered in Arizona and who will take each exam. Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the ASU Prep family!

Who participates in state testing?

ASU Prep Digital is a publicly funded school and has a responsibility to administer state assessments to all publicly funded students. 

For the 2022/2023 school year, all Arizona full-time students, along with some Arizona part-time, private students in grades 3-9 and grade 11 will be expected to participate in state standardized testing at a designated testing site during the Spring semester (typically late March and/or early April).

Elementary State Tests

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
AASA ELA (Reading, Writing, and Oral Reading Fluency)
AASA Math

Testing Windows
April 3rd – 14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

AASA Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Reading Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Oral Reading Fluency
2
15 minutes
Math Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Writing
1 Essay
60 - 90 minutes

AASA Sample Tests and Tutorials – Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

4th Grade

4th Grade Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
AASA ELA (Reading and Writing)
AASA Math

Testing Windows
April 3rd-14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

AASA Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Reading Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Math Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Writing
1 Essay
60 - 90 minutes

AASA Sample Tests and Tutorials – Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

5th Grade

5th Grade Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
AASA ELA (Reading and Writing)
AASA Math
AzSCI

Testing Windows
April 3rd-14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

AASA Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Reading Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Math Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Writing
1 Essay
60 - 90 minutes
AzSCI Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Science Sections 1-3
60
120-140 minutes

AASA and AzSCI Sample Tests and Tutorials – Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

Middle School State Tests

6th Grade

6th Grade Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
AASA ELA (Reading and Writing)
AASA Math

Testing Windows
April 3rd-14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

AASA Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Reading Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Math Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Writing
1 Essay
60 - 90 minutes

AASA Sample Tests and Tutorials – Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

7th Grade

7th Grade Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
AASA ELA (Reading and Writing)
AASA Math

Testing Windows
April 3rd-14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

AASA Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Reading Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Math Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Writing
1 Essay
60 - 90 minutes

AASA Sample Tests and Tutorials – Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

8th Grade

8th Grade Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
AASA ELA (Reading and Writing)
AASA Math
AzSCI

Testing Windows
April 3rd-14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

AASA Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Reading Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Math Sections 1 and 2
50
90 - 140 minutes
Writing
1 Essay
60 - 90 minutes
AzSCI Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Average Time For Test
Science Sections 1-3
60
120-140 minutes

AASA and AzSCI Sample Tests and Tutorials – Select Arizona, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

High School State Tests

9th Grade

9th Grade/Cohort 2026 Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
ACT Aspire

Testing Window
April 3rd-14th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

ACT Aspire Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Time Per Test
English
62
45
Math
48
75
Reading
32
65
Science
44
60
Writing
1 Essay
40

ACT Aspire-Provided Prep Resources
Below the sign-in, you will click on “exemplars”, then select the appropriate subject and grade.

ACT Calculator Policy
*Desmos online graphing calculator will be imbedded into the math exam

11th Grade

11th Grade/Cohort 2024 Student Overview
Spring 2023 In-Person State Testing

Exam Information

What exams will I be taking?
ACT with Writing
AzSCI

Testing Window
March 21st – April 13th, 2023 (Dates will be assigned by location)

ACT with Writing Exam Breakdown
Test
Number of Questions
Time Per Test
English
75
45
Mathematics
60
60
Reading
40
35
Science
40
35
Writing
1 Essay
40

Information for Examinees and ACT Calculator Policy

ACT Practice Resources
Below the sign-in, you will click on “exemplars”, then select the appropriate subject and grade.

Exam Descriptions

AASA

AASA – Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment (AASA) is the statewide achievement test. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through 8 will be assessed at their grade level in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

For AASA and AzSCI practice, click the button below, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

AASA Practice
AzSCI

AzSCI is the statewide achievement test for Science. AzSCI will be administered in 5th grade (equally covering domains from Grade 3/4/5 standards), 8th grade (equally covering domains from Grade 6/7/8 standards), and 11th grade – Cohort 2023 (equally covering domains from high school standards).

For AASA and AzSCI practice, click the button below, then click on “Mic Check and Sample Tests”

AzSCI Practice
ACT Aspire

ACT Aspire is the statewide high school achievement test, which will be administered to students in Grade 9/Cohort 2025. It consists of subtests in reading, writing, language arts, mathematics, and science.

For ACT Aspire practice, click the button below, then click on “Exemplars”

ACT Aspire Practice
ACT

ACT is the statewide high school achievement test, which will be administered to students in Grade 11/Cohort 2023. It consists of subtests in reading, writing, language arts, mathematics, and science.

For ACT practice, click the button below, then click on “Sample Tests”

ACT Practice