What is the 2021-2022 AZELLA Placement Test administration window?
2 weeks prior to district's first day of instruction through May 13, 2022.
The Annual and Placement Training modules must be completed before any AZELLA testing can start.
Which students are required to be administered the AZELLA Placement Test?
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What testing materials are required?
Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 require paper testing materials.
KPT Student/Test Administrator combined test book, KPT Response Sheets, KPT Laminated Activity Card, Stage II (Grades 1 and 2) Student Test Book, Stage II Test Administration Directions (TAD), Stage 2 Listening Test CD or download the audio file from PAN > Support > Documentation.
DTCs must inventory the materials on hand at the district and schools, and then the DTC may place an additional order for more materials through PearsonAccess Next (PAN) if more are needed.
Grades 3 through 12 students complete their tests online through TestNav; however, there is an electronic Test Administration Directions that must be downloaded, saved, and printed for the Test Administrators.
The TADs are available in PAN > Support > Documentation > Stage 3 TAD (for Grades 3-5) or Stages IV-V TAD (for Grades 6-12).
Fall 2021 AZELLA Stand Alone Field Test (SAFT)
AZELLA - Fall 2021 SAFT FAQs
These are Frequently Asked Questions about the Fall 2021 AZELLA Stand Alone Field Test administration.
What is the Fall 2021 AZELLA SAFT test administration window?
October 11 - December 10, 2021
Which students are required to participate in the SAFT?
All EL students in Grades 1 - 12. This includes Grades 1- 12 students who have been and will be administered a new Placement Test for School Year 2021-2022 (by December 1, 2021) and receive an Overall Proficiency Level (OPL) of less than proficient.
Kindergarten students are NOT participating.
I received a Work Request to transfer a student. Do I approve or reject the Work Request?
Student has NOT STARTED the SAFT– APPROVE the request after verifying that the student has withdrawn from your school.
When a request has been approved for a Grade 1 and Grade 2 student, the new DTC must submit a request for a new Lithocode in PAN > Support > Requests. This is because the student will need a Lithocode that matches the correct Form of the SAFT that is assigned to the school.
Student has STARTED but NOT FINISHED the SAFT - REJECT the request.
Student has COMPLETED the SAFT - REJECT the request.
When a Work Request has been REJECTED, the new school will NOT administer the SAFT to the student.
Do we have to use an external speaker and microphone for Grades 3-4 Unit C?
The Grades 3-4 Unit C is administered 1-on-1 in a quiet room. If the student’s testing device has adequate speaker volume and the internal microphone has been tested using the Mic Check in TestNav in the same testing environment where the student will be testing, then an external speaker and microphone may not be needed. Most testing devices have adequate speaker volume.
Keep in mind that using the device’s internal microphone will not block out all other sounds while the student is testing. External sounds may interfere with the ability to score the student’s responses. The internal microphone may also garble the student’s responses, thus interfering with the scoring of Unit C.
The internal microphone for most portable devices is not adequate because it picks up any nearby sounds and could garble the student’s responses.
ADE and Pearson highly recommend the use of an external noise cancelling microphone because it will provide better quality of student responses.
When determining how many external microphones you may need, please remember that the microphone goes with the Test Administrator, not with the students. Unit C is administered 1-on-1; therefore, if there is only one (1) Test Administrator at the school who will be administering the Grades 3-4 Unit C, then you would only need one (1) external microphone at that school (or 2 should you want a back-up microphone). The same is true for external speakers.
Spring 2022 AZELLA Reassessment Test
AZELLA Spring Reassessment
What is the Spring 2022 AZELLA Reassessment test administration window?