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 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


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.

AIMS A – Performance Tasks Script and Lessons Demonstration 1 Video

Parents – AIMS A and NCSC

The Alternate Assessment eligible students are assessed yearly in the grades and subjects listed below:

AIMS A – Science Grades 4, 8, and 10 only
NCSC – ELA and Mathematics Grades 3 through 8 and 11th grade

Resource documents for parents
AIMS A Parent Guide (English)
AIMS A Parent Guide (Spanish)

National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC)
NCSC College and Career Readiness Summary 9-10-13
NCSC Communicative Competence 9-10-13
NCSC Diagram and explanation 9-10-13
NCSC background 9-10-13
NCSC AA-AAS FAQs 9-10-13
ASES AA-AAS CCSS Brochure revised June 2014

 → Comments/Questions, please contact us at:

Email – AssessingSWDs@azed.gov
Phone – 602-542-8239 or 602-542-4061

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