This item is a duplicate of W33.
Do all ELL students need to take the ELD Interims?
Pre-emergent, Emergent, and Basic level students should take the ELD Interims. It is optional for Intermediate level students, but highly encouraged to better prepare them for AZELLA Reassessment.
Which grades will be taking the ELD Interim instead of the ELA Interim?
ELL students in grades 3-11 should take the ELD Q2 Interim Assessments (AZELLA Practice Test). It is also available for 12th grade ELL students at the site’s discretion.
How do we identify our ELL students for the ELD Interims?
SEI, ILLP, and dual identified (SPED/ELL) students are considered ELL. Students who have been withdrawn from ELL by parent request are not considered ELL but are encouraged to participate in the ELD Interims since they will still take the AZELLA Reassessment in February.
LAD has been sending lists to the sites. If you have any questions regarding identified ELL students, please contact your LAD Specialist.
Do students taking the ELD Interims ALSO take the ELA Interims?
ELL students should take the ELD Interims. They may also take the ELA assessment at the site’s discretion.
When do students take the ELA/ELD Interims?
ELD Interims should be administered before Winter Break. This will allow time to analyze the results for instructional decisions to prepare for AZELLA Reassessment in spring.
ELA Interims for grades 6-11 are administered before Winter Break and grades 3-5 test in January.
(A schedule is listed below and as an attachment. )
How are the ELA/ELD Interims administered?
ELA Interims are administered totally online through Illuminate. Because of the number of items that are online only and do not print, paper tests are not appropriate.
ELD Interims are administered using the paper AZELLA Practice books and students will enter their responses online through Illuminate. Students may mark their responses in the booklets or bubble sheets before transferring their responses or enter as they progress through the tests. (Unfortunately, we are not currently set up for scanning answer sheets.)
AZELLA Practice Tests for elementary grades should have already been delivered to the sites. Additional copies may be made at the site, if needed.
Middle and high schools received materials last year and may reuse them. Additional copies for middle and high schools may be downloaded using the ADE website link provided to them by Kristel Foster.
Do ELD Interims need to be administered with the same procedures as AZELLA Placement or Reassessment?
No. The ELD Interims do not need to be administered at the same level of security or timing as AZELLA Placement or Reassessment. The sub-tests for the ELD Interims (Listening, Reading, Writing) do not need to be administered during the same session/day.
Who may administer the ELD Interims?
Certified staff members and classified staff who are qualified to administer the AZELLA Placement or Reassessment may administer the ELD Interims.
Do all four portions of the ELD Interim Assessments(AZELLA Practice Test) need to be administered?
No. Students should be administered the Listening, Reading, and Writing portions of the AZELLA Practice Test, but the Speaking portion is optional.
Do booklets or bubble sheets need to be sent back to LAD or Assessment?
No. Student responses will be entered directly into Illuminate. Tests should be stored at the site until the end of the year and then destroyed.
Although school sites do not have access to set rosters or enter scores on the AZ State Civics Exam due to security requirements, teachers and instructional staff can still review student performance results in real time by following the steps posted below.
As interim assessments approach once again, remember that you can sort your student data results in a variety of different ways by using the Student Groups function we viewing assessment results.
Student Groups functions can be set in two different ways. First, there are student groups which have already been set at the district level that everyone can see. These include…
- ELL- SEI Students (Structured English Immersion)
- ELL- FEP 1 (Fluent English Proficient- Level 1)
- ELL- FEP 2 (Fluent English Proficient- Level 2)
- AVID Students
- SUN Students
- SPED Students
You can filter for these students when reviewing data by using the Filter option on the test overview page and selecting the appropriate Student Group from the list (see below).