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.
EL/SPED Accommodations Request Forms (available July 1, 2021)
AZELLA Additional Accommodations Request Form - MUST be submitted and approved by ADE prior to administering any AZELLA tests
AZELLA Special Paper Version (SPV) Request Form for ONLINE test administrations- MUST be submitted and approved by ADE prior to administering any AZELLA tests
AZELLA Large Print (LP) Request Form for Paper AZELLA test administrations - MUST be submitted and approved by ADE prior to administering any AZELLA tests
Stage III-IV and Grades 2-3 Sample Online Tests
AZELLA - Resources - Sample Tests >> select the Resources tab and then select the AZELLA Stage.
A Username and Password is NOT required for the Online Sample Tests.
Set-up TestNav for the Online Sample Tests You need to download the TestNav application to your computer or electronic device. Once this has been downloaded and set-up, open the application and then select the Mic Check & Sample Tests link. A Username and Password is NOT required for the Online Sample Tests.
ADE will enable AZELLA District Test Coordinators' PearsonAccess Next (PAN) accounts after the pre-testing requirements have been completed and verified by ADE. Additional AZELLA paper testing materials must be ordered through PAN by the AZELLA DTC after the specific test administration PAN account has been enabled.
AZELLA DTCs are responsible for updating, adding, and enabling other AZELLA staff PAN user accounts ONLY after those staff have completed their pre-testing requirements and only when they require a PAN account by test administration. Grades K-2 Test Administrators do not require a PAN account for AZELLA.
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.