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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Detailed Assessment Testing Calendar for 2015-2016

Assessment Test Coordinator Information Form

The SDELL73 ELL Student Need Report is an annual report that displays all students in a school/LEA that have an ELL Need in the current or prior two fiscal years. This report is designed for informational purposes and can be used to ensure best practices for students with an ELL need. For more information regarding how to use this Report (and all other AZELLA/SDELL Reports) click here Guide to Navigating and Using AZELLA Reports (PDF) 6/2015





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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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