Assessment & Standards

NWEA MAP Growth: MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that our students will take three times per school year. Computer adaptive tests adjust to each student’s learning level, providing a unique set of test questions based on their responses to previous questions. As the student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. For more information, please visit https://www.nwea.org/.

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AZELLA: 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. For more information, please visit https://www.azed.gov/assessment/azella/.

Arizona College and Career Ready Standards: Our curricula and assessments are aligned to the AZ College and Career Ready Standards. For more information, please visit http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/k-12standards/english-language-arts-standards/.

Grading Scale:
  • A – 90%-100% (Scholars have demonstrated advanced mastery of subject content.)
  • B – 80%-89% (Scholars have demonstrated mastery of subject content.)
  • C – 70-79% (Scholars have demonstrated proficiency of subject content.)
  • Partially Proficient –  60-69% (Scholars have not demonstrated proficiency of subject content but are approaching it.)
  • Minimally Proficient – Below 60% (Scholars have not demonstrated proficiency of subject content.)

Grades will be calculated by averaging the scholar’s grade percentages for each four quarters.