The Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) is a standards-based assessment that meets both state and federal requirements to measure students’ English language proficiency. AZELLA is used for both placement and reassessment purposes. Students who have been identified as second language learners on the Home Language Survey take the AZELLA placement test, and the students’ proficiency scores determine appropriate placement for instruction. Students who have been placed into an English language learner program will also take the AZELLA reassessment once per year until they achieve proficiency. Students who have scored proficient on the AZELLA are then monitored for two years to help ensure success after their move into a mainstream classroom.

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AZELLA 2016-2017 Important Dates for Placement and Reassessment Tests






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For questions pertaining to test administration, please contact The AZELLA Team by emailing the AZELLA inbox.
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Fax: 602.5425467

Brenda Wright
AZELLA State Test Coordinator
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Gabriela Finn
ELL Assessment Development Coordinator
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Marlene Johnston
Director of English Language Learner Assessments
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