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. The AZELLA is administered to eligible Kindergarten through Grade 12 students.
The AZELLA District Test Coordinator (DTC) is responsible for all the AZELLA Assessments - Placement Test, Fall 2021 Stand-Alone Field Test (SAFT), and the annual Spring Reassessment Test administrations.
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AZELLAology is a live question-and-answer video call where the AZELLA Team will share information, news, guidance, mini-tutorials, and provide answers to your AZELLAology topic related questions.
This is an open invitation for our AZELLA District Test Coordinators. Each live video call will be through the Microsoft Teams application. It’s a video call because we will be sharing our live screen to coach you through applications, reports, and other AZELLA topics. The video call will be up to one hour and focused on just a few specific AZELLA topics. We will answer as many of your session topic-specific questions as possible during this hour. These AZELLAology video calls are informal and they will not be recorded.
You are not required to attend the AZELLAology sessions, but if you see a topic that interests you please consider jumping on the call. Some topics may be revisited during other AZELLAology sessions as needed.
All sessions, unless otherwise noted, are from 8:00 - 9:00am. Your first connection will take to you a web page for Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teams application can be accessed by 1) Downloading the Windows app, 2) Using Teams through the current web browser without downloading anything, or 3) Use your Teams app if you already have it.
All Grades 1-12 EL students are required to participate in this special test administration.
Grades 1 [paper-pencil and telephone]
Grade 2 [paper-pencil and telephone]
Grades 3, 4 [hybrid: online and paper-pencil]
Grades 5, 6 [online]
Grades 7, 8, 9 [online]
Grades 10, 11, 12 [online]
Kindergarten will NOT be participating
The ANNUAL, PLACEMENT, and FALL 2021 SAFT training modules (ALL 3 tabs) must be completed.
September 13: The Fall 2021 SAFT training modules for DTCs, STCs, and TAs opens in the Arizona Training Management System (ATMS)
Grades 1-2 module
Grades 3-4 module
Grades 5-12 module
The AZELLA DTC's PAN account for the Fall 2021 SAFT administration will not be enabled until October 1 and only after the DTC has completed ALL training requirements for the ANNUAL and PLACEMENT, and FALL 2021 SAFT tabs in the ATMS.
September 28 - October 1: Grades 1-4 paper test materials and Pre-ID Labels arriving at district offices
If the SAFT Participation Counts were not completed, you may not receive an initial shipment of materials
If your district has schools that serve Grades 1-4 and you do not recieve the initial shipment of SAFT materials by Friday, October 1, please send the AZELLA Team an email at [email protected]
The AZELLA Inbox ([email protected]) should be your first contact concerning AZELLA questions. All questions concerning AZELLA training modules, AZELLA test administration, students eligible and required to test, test administration schedules, test irregularities, AZELLA test records, and any issues that arise during test administration should be sent to the AZELLA Inbox. The AZELLA Team is able to respond to you much faster through email. We strive to respond with 1 business day to all emails and voice mails. ADE is closed on the weekends.
High Importance – For issues that arise during actual student testing, send an email to the AZELLA Inbox and indicate in the subject line “Students Testing – Need Help.” Mark your email with a High Importance tag. Include a phone number that we can return contact with you if necessary. ADE will respond as quickly as possible. Do not leave a voice message as these calls are not responded to as quickly as emails. In your email include any error message or code that the student or TA is receiving.