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This is a request for additional accommodations for one (1) student eligible for the administration of the AZELLA and has a current IEP or 504 Plan. The additional accommodations being requested SHOULD NOT include those listed under the Universal Test Administration Conditions and under the "Approved AZELLA Assessment Accommodations." See ADE's Assessment Accessibility web page at https://www.azed.gov/assessment/accessibility.
One request submission will cover all AZELLA test administrations (Placement, Fall 2021 SAFT, and the Spring 2022 Reassessment) for the student during the current school year. This request is only valid for the current school year. If the student’s IEP or 504 Plan is updated for instruction and state assessments during the school year and after this initial submission, you will need to submit a new request with the updated IEP or 504 Plan.
For students only needing a Large Print (LP) version of the AZELLA, please submit the "AZELLA Large Print Paper Test Request Form" for students assigned to a paper type of AZELLA, or the "AZELLA Special Paper Version (SPV) Request Form" for students who are assigned to an online type of AZELLA test.
There are no provisions, in either state or federal law, that would allow the exemption of AZELLA testing for eligible students who are enrolled in the Special Education program and require an AZELLA test. An IEP Team, which must include an expert in second language acquisition, may NOT exempt a student from participating in AZELLA testing.
Not all accommodations are appropriate for AZELLA testing. Accommodations MAY NOT ALTER the construct of the assessment.
The additional accommodations being requested in this form must be included in the regular daily instruction section of the IEP or 504 Plan, as well as in the State Testing section and identified specifically for the "AZELLA" state test. Accommodations included in the IEP or 504 Plan for ELA, Math, Science, or just for "state testing" are not an indication for AZELLA. This request must include specific and detailed information and documentation pages extracted from the student’s IEP or 504 Plan that pertain to the requested accommodations routinely used for instruction and AZELLA State testing.
The submission of this request form does not constitute an approval for the additional accommodations being requested. ADE will review the request and then ADE will provide a response to the AZELLA District Test Coordinator that includes approval, denial, or a request for additional information for each accommodation being requested. The student may NOT begin AZELLA testing until ADE's response indicates to proceed with the administration of the AZELLA test.
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