In Alabama, academic achievement levels define students’ mastery of the state’s academic content standards at grade level. The State Board of Education adopted academic achievement standards in a resolution dated July 9, 2002.
Since 2002, the Alabama State Board of Education has used the Stanford 10 and the companion Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition (OLSAT 8), for annual assessment of students in Grades 3-8.
In the spring of 2004, the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Tests (ARMT) were administered statewide to Grades 4, 6, and 8 in an effort to fully assess student achievement of Alabama’s content standards.
ARMT for Grades 3, 5, and 7 will be pilot tested in fall 2004 for statewide administration in spring 2005.
In order to receive a high school diploma, Alabama students are required to pass the subject-area tests of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE).
Merit’s Language Arts and Math software programs correlate to Alabama’s academic content standards (Courses of Study) and can help students prepare for the ARMT, Stanford 10, and AHSGE assessments. The content and format of Merit’s programs can help students develop and strengthen their test-taking skills as well as their reading, writing and math skills.
Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous,
scientifically based research -- to increase both student
reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit
research study findings reveal that education software is
an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.
Published: January 2005