English Language Learning
How are students identified as EL?
EL (English Learner) students are identified through a home langauge survey and the AZELLA. If the home language survey indicates a language other than English for any one of the three responses, then the student is administered the AZELLA. If the student does not achieve proficiency on the AZELLA, the student is identified as an EL and is eligible to receive EL services.
When are students assessed on AZELLA? How many times per year are they assessed?
Students that score less than proficient on the AZELLA test are eligible for EL services. Students that are eligible for EL services will be administered the Spring AZELLA reassessment annually until student scores proficient.
Are EL Students required to take standardized state tests?
Yes. EL students are required to participate in all state-mandated testing.
What are EL services?
Arizona requires school districts and charter schools (otherwise known as Local Education Agencies or LEAs) with English learner (EL) students to provide English language development (ELD) instruction using a structured English immersion (SEI) model. Arizona uses the Language Development Approach.
EL Instruction consists of Targeted Instruction and Integrated Instruction
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