The English Language Arts Resource page was designed to support educators in the implementation of Arizona’s English Language Arts Standards. The Arizona Department of Education provides the following menu of services and resources.
**The views and opinions expressed in any third-party resource do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and do not imply an endorsement by ADE.
AdLit.org: Resources and a digital community for secondary literacy teachers.
IES Practice Guides: A practice guide is a publication that presents recommendations for educators to address challenges in their classrooms and schools. They are based on reviews of research, the experiences of practitioners, and the expert opinions of a panel of nationally recognized experts.
Reading Rockets: Provides resources and a digital community for elementary and middle-school literacy teachers.
WestEd: Provides resources focused on transitioning to and teaching to the standards.
The purpose of these policies and procedures is to provide guidance to all school districts and charter districts throughout the State of Arizona on the rules and regulations, including Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) which must be followed in the reporting of information to the School Finance Unit of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). These include calendar requirements, minimum annual school days, scheduling limitations, and minimum instructional time. Visit the School Finance External Guidelines page for more information.
Arizona English Teachers Association: The AETA is the Arizona branch of the National Council of Teachers of English, and it offers resources, including a yearly conference, to support English educators.
Read On Arizona: Read On Arizona is committed to helping create an early literacy system that delivers the right program at the right time for every child.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT): AFT is a union of professionals that champions fairness, democracy, economic opportunity, high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for our students, their families, and our communities.
American Library Association (ALA): ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for those who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA): IDA disseminates research-based knowledge about the causes and early identification of dyslexia and other language-related learning difficulties and promotes the use of Structured Literacy for teaching reading and written expression.
Reading is Fundamental: Reading is Fundamental’s mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life
Arizona Assessments: AASA (Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment) is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students in Grades 3-8. All Arizona public school students in Grades 3 - 8 will take the grade level AASA assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Grades 9 and Grade 11 students will take the ACT Aspire assessment. Cohort 2023 (typically grade 11) students will take the ACT assessment.
NAEP: NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) is a national assessment of academic content outlined in the NAEP Academic Frameworks. The assessments are given to a sample of students in Grades 4, 8, and 12