English Language Proficiency Standards
According to the Office of English Language Acquisition at the Arizona Department of Education "The  ELP Standards provide prerequisite language skills for English language learners (ELLs) to access academic content. The standards provide the foundational linguistic knowledge for students who are not proficient in English. A strong grammatical foundation is essential in the language acquisition process for ELLs. There is a purposeful overlap of the ELP and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards language skills. The K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards should be utilized to guide instruction for English language learners. Classroom materials used in ELD instruction reflect content from a variety of academic disciplines including math, social studies, and science."
The 2010 ELP Standards will continue to be implemented in the 2020-21 school year as the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) is based upon these standards.
In December of 2019, new ELP standards, with greater alignment to grade level English Language Arts standards. Beginning in 2020-21 school year, teachers will begin implementing the new ELP standards. The AZELLA will reflect the changes in standards in 2021-22. For more information please visit the OELAS page on ELP Standards.
2019 ELP Standards