Mid-Year AZELLA Placement Testing

Mid-Year AZELLA Placement Testing

November 23 – December 18, 2015

ELL students who qualify for mid-year testing for the purpose of potential transfer to mainstream classrooms must have the AZELLA Placement Test Teacher Referral Form – Moving from ELL Services to Mainstream form filled out and filed in the students’ cumulative files. This form is posted on the ADE web site, Assessment/AZELLA web page (http://www.azed.gov/assessment/azella/) under the Test Coordinator tab.

  • Students being tested must be registered in PearsonAccess (between Nov. 23 – Dec. 18, 2015)

  • Complete the entire test administration, including the Speaking Test, by Wednesday, December 16, 2015

  • Last key-entry date, including student SAIS ID number, is Friday, December 18, 2015

  • Students must be assigned the appropriate AZELLA Placement Test

Students in grades 1-12 who have an ELL need are eligible to participate in the Mid-Year Placement testing if they regularly demonstrate English language proficiency in the classroom and have scored either Intermediate or Proficient on all of the following sub-scores with the most recent AZELLA test:

  • Total Combined Proficiency Level, and

  • Reading Proficiency Level, and

  • Writing Proficiency.


Sample SDELL70 Report

Sample SDELL70 Report for AZELLA Mid-year Placement Testing


Send ADE a list of SAIS IDs with their schools for those students who will be participating in the Mid-Year testing. We will respond with follow-up instructions for registering students in PearsonAccess.


Students who score “Proficient” for their Overall Proficiency Level are to be moved to mainstream classes and will NOT be participating with the Spring 2016 AZELLA Reassessment testing.

Students who score an Overall Proficiency Level of less than Proficient on the Mid-Year Placement Test will remain in ELL classes and must take the Spring 2016 AZELLA Reassessment test.

Students who have “SPED Withdrawal,” listed under the Most Recent ELL Program History section of the SDELL70 Report, as the MOST recently dated transaction on the ENTIRE SDELL70 Report do NOT take any AZELLA tests.

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