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Tips to Help Your Child Prepare for State Testing

Post Date:03/28/2018 9:56 AM

DSC_2252It’s that time of year again! State testing will be taking place at schools within the Tempe Elementary School District beginning on Monday, April 2.

These tests aim to measure what students have learned and whether they are on track and prepared for the next step in their education. For some students, this time of year can be stressful. Ensuring your child gets plenty of rest and eating breakfast, especially on testing days, can make a big difference. Local publication Expect More Arizona has listed additional tips to help alleviate test-related anxiety as well as provided helpful links to better prepare your child for state testing.

View the article here.

Tempe Elementary State Testing Dates:

AzMERIT - Grades 3 through 8 - Begins Monday, April 2 (computer-based testing at all schools, grades 3-8)

AIMS Science - Grades 4 and 8 - Monday, April 16-18 (Test day is Monday, April 16. Make-up days April 17-18.)

For more information about specific testing dates for your child, please contact your school’s teacher or your school’s front office.

For more information about AzMERIT including sample tests please visit and