AZ Science Assessment

  • Student Science

    Students often wonder why science is necessary for them. Science is both a body of knowledge that represents the current understanding of natural systems and a process that continually extends, refines, and revises that body of knowledge. Science teaches students to think critically and to develop reasoning skills that allow them to become independent, lifelong learners. Science happens when we ask “Why?” and discover that there is a strategy for solving the puzzles in the world around us. 

    AzSCI is a Standards-Based Assessment that measures student proficiency of the Arizona Academic Content Standard in Science. It meets federal requirements for student assessment. 

    AzSCI is administered in the spring to students in grades 5, 8, and 11. Passing the AzSCI test is not required to graduate high school.