As a public Charter School, Freedom Prep Academy participates in state testing. All students must participate in annual standardized testing under Arizona law. Generally speaking, testing cannot take place within a student’s home or microschool, meaning online students will need to take their test(s) in a pre-assigned location. For convenience, Freedom Prep secures various testing sites throughout the state. Students (or their parents) must select an approved testing site location and then arrive at that location on time and prepared to complete their tests on the day(s) they have been assigned. Parents and Guides have a shared responsibility to help prepare and transport their student(s) to and from their approved testing location.

Understanding Testing

There are four (4) types of tests that students participate in:

  1. Course exams: Course exams such as unit assessments, midterms, and finals assess course-specific knowledge and mastery of subject material. 
  2. Screeners: Screeners identify students who need specialist support or additional learning tools. Teachers and Guides may complete observational screening forms to indicate student needs in areas like vision, hearing, communication, academics, and behavior. Students may complete proctored screening for early literacy skills and dyslexia indicators.
  3. Adaptive benchmark tests: Computer-based adaptive benchmarks such as i-Ready identify learning gaps and inform meaningful decisions about a student’s unique learning path. They also measure student growth and can predict performance on end-of-year state assessments.
  4. Standardized tests: Standardized tests measure student proficiency on grade-level material and enable performance comparisons between a student and their peers. These tests evaluate effectiveness of teachers, curriculum, and intervention programs, and in some cases can impact student promotions to the next grade level. Standardized tests typically happen annually at the end of the school year.
2023 Test Site Locations

The following are approved Freedom Prep test site locations:

  • Colorado City – Town Hall, 45 Central Street, Colorado City, 86021
  • Flagstaff – TBD, Flagstaff
  • Gilbert – Mission Community Church, 4450 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert, 85234
  • Kingman – Wildflower Studios & Gallery, 204 E Beale St, Kingman, 86401
  • Lake Havasu Parks and Recreation Department, 100 Park Avenue Lake Havasu City, AZ Room 152
  • Litchfield Park – Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, 85340
  • Mesa – Bell Bank Park, 1 Legacy Drive, Mesa, 85212
  • Payson – Payson Public Library, 328 N McLane Road, Payson, 85541
  • Prescott – Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley, 86314
  • Safford – Graham County Office, 921 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, 85546
  • Show Low – TBD, Show Low
  • Sierra Vista – Oscar Yrun Community Center, 3020 E Tacoma Street, 85635
  • Tucson – Udall Conference Center, 7200 E Tanque, Tucson, 85715
  • Winslow – TBD, Windslow
  • Yuma – Heritage Library, 350 S. 3rd Avenue, Yuma, 85364

For test location questions, email our testing coordinator janan@freedomk12.org

Test Preparation

In preparation for end of year testing, ALL students should complete their grade-appropriate practice tests. Students may also participate in a weekly raffle by emailing a screenshot of their completed practice test to natalie@freedomk12.org. Winners will receive a coupon code for $30 to our student store! Winners are selected every Friday and will continue until 3/31.

Click the links below and scroll to the bottom of the page to find sample tests, exemplars and practice tests.

AASA & AzSci sample tests (AASA 7th and 8th grade, AzSci 8th and 11th grade)

ACT Aspire exemplars (9th grade)

ACT practice tests (11th grade)

Test Tips

We know testing can be stressful and can cause anxiety, but it is also an opportunity to learn to overcome and develop strength! Encourage your child to take the practice tests and prepare to do their best. In addition to practice tests, ask your student’s teachers or guide how to best prepare for end of the year testing.