The Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) is a standards-based assessment that meets both state and federal requirements to measure students’ English language proficiency. AZELLA is used for both placement and reassessment purposes.
Students who have been identified as second language learners on the Home Language Survey (Encuesta sobre el Idioma en el Hogar) take the AZELLA placement test, and the students’ proficiency scores determine appropriate placement for instruction. Students who have been placed into an English language learner program will also take the AZELLA reassessment once per year until they achieve proficiency. Students who have scored proficient on the AZELLA are then monitored for two years to help ensure success after their move into a mainstream classroom.
Click here for more information regarding AZELLA testing from the Arizona Department of Education.
2018-19 Test Dates
AZELLA Placement Testing: August, or if student enrolls during school year, assessment is administered within 2 weeks of enrollment
AZELLA Reassessment Testing Window: February 4 - March 22
Goal for ELL/La meta para ELL
The goal is to help ELL students learn English quickly and move into mainstream classes with the depth of English knowledge necessary for rigorous class work.
La meta es ayudar a que los estudiantes de ELL aprendan inglés más rápido y pasen a clases regulares con el conocimiento de inglés necesario para el trabajo estricto de la clase.