There are 4 AZELLA Overall Proficiency Levels (OPL):
An EL student must achieve an Overall Proficiency Level (OPL) of Proficient on the AZELLA to be exited from EL program services. An OPL of Proficient is demonstrated by receiving the minimal scale score point for the Proficient level for Total Combined, Reading, and Writing. We refer to this as the three prongs. All 3 must be a proficiency level of proficient.
The Overall Proficiency Level and the Total Combined Score are not the same thing.
There is no raw score, or Scaled Score associated with the "Overall Proficiency Level."
The "Total Combined" is a Scaled Score with its own proficiency levels; this is not the Overall Proficiency Level. Rather, the Total Combined raw score is a weighted sum of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking raw scores.
For Grades 1 through 12 (Stages II - V), the Reading, Writing, and Listening raw scores are weighted by two while the Speaking raw score is weighted by one.
For Kindergarten, it is simply a sum of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking raw scores.
A raw score is a weighted sum of score points that a student earned on items across all domains (Total Combined Raw Score) or for a domain (Domain Raw Score). For each AZELLA administration, we derive score tables for Total Combined and Domains that converts from a raw score to a Scale Score which carries the same meaning across administrations. A cut score, which is on a scale score, is the lowest scale score point for a student to earn a Proficiency Level. For example, 2327 is the lowest scale score for a student at Kindergarten (Reassessment Test) to be Proficient on Total Combined. That is the cut score on Total Combined for Kindergarten.
AZELLA Proficiency Scale and Cut Scores