Nothing sends shivers up the spines of Arizona students more than the word AIMS.
It stands for the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards.
For students, it means a long week of rigorous testing, but students in Chandler are singing about the AIMS rather than dreading them, thanks to a music video and their teachers.
"Rock the AIMS" has become this week's anthem for students at Kyrene Del Sureno.
The music video, produced and starring school faculty and staff members, encourages students to do their best during this tough week.
"There's a bunch of teachers dancing and singing down the hallways. We're dancing in the library. We're reminding them to grab their pencil, their Scantron, try their best," said 5th grade teacher Alyssa D'Andrea.
Now the students can't stop singing about the standardized tests.
"They sing it coming into school, they sing it leaving school," said D'Andrea.
But the catchy tune also has an important message about hard work and believing in yourself and the students have taken to that message.
"I thought that the teachers here.. that they cared about how we did on the test and they wanted us to do good," said Eveny Cazares, a student.
Another student, Zoey Schultz, added, "When they did the music and stuff.. it's like really fun and it tells a good message."
The school hopes the video will spread and help students around the state get through the AIMS.
"I hope this AIMS video just puts some kids at ease. That as long as you try your best and work hard all year long, it's gonna pay off and we're gonna be proud of you, regardless of how you do," said D'Andrea.
Students have one more day to rock the AIMS. The standardized tests will wrap up Friday.
Watch the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVwc26_AMXw