What is the 2022-2023 AZELLA Placement Test administration window?
2 weeks prior to district's first day of instruction through May 12, 2023.
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?
New to Arizona public schools, the Home Language Survey responses includes a language other than English and American Sign Language (ASL) on any of the 3 responses, does not have an AZELLA testing history or EL Program Transactionsa as shown on the EL70 Report.
Students who have a red font message on their EL70 Report indicating that a new Placement Test is needed.
Students who are associated with EL Group 8 on the EL73 Report.
Students with a Mainstream to English Placement Test referral form.
Foreign Exchange students who are not receiving state funds are not eligible for AZELLA testing.
Students who have a blue font message on their EL70 Report are not eligible for AZELLA testing.
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, and manipulatives
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).
Is a Braille version of the AZELLA Placement Test available?
No, a Braille version of the AZELLA Placement Test is not currently available.
Is the AZELLA Placement Test administered during the Spring Reassessment Test window?
Yes. The AZELLA Placement Test is administered through May 12, 2023 for those students who are eligible fore an AZELLA Placement Test and for those who require a new Placement Test.
Students who are administered an AZELLA Placement Test after January 1, 2023 do not need to be administered the Spring AZELLA Reassessment Test.