English Learners Program
60 minutes per day (elementary) or 300 minutes (secondary) of targeted English Language Development time for all English Learners. 60 minutes per day (elementary) or 300 minutes (secondary) of integrated English Language Development time for all English Learners.
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 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.
- Unite for Literacy(multilingual): Helping families build a daily habit of reading and supporting language and literacy development—access free books in Spanish and English including narration in 43 different languages.
- Great Schools (Free Resources for Parents): The Great Schools website contains links for parents in Academic Learning, English Language Learners, Parent Guidance, Foster and Homeless Youth, Social Emotional Support, and other essential topics.
- Coloring Colorado: National website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12.
- Duolingo: Language-learning mobile app or web
- English-Spanish Glossary of Special Education Terminology