Standards: English Language Arts
Arizona English Language Arts Standards
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|K-5 STANDARDS||K-5 STANDARDS PLACEMATS|
|Kindergarten (Revised 7/17) PDF | Word||Kindergarten (Revised 7/17) PDF | Word|
|First Grade (Revised 7/17) PDF | Word||First Grade (Revised 7/17) PDF | Word|
|Second Grade PDF | Word||Second Grade PDF | Word|
|Third Grade PDF | Word||Third Grade PDF | Word|
|Fourth Grade PDF | Word||Fourth Grade PDF | Word|
|Fifth Grade PDF | Word||Fifth Grade PDF | Word|
|6-12 STANDARDS||6-12 STANDARDS PLACEMATS|
|Sixth Grade PDF | Word||Sixth Grade PDF | Word|
|Seventh Grade PDF | Word||Seventh Grade PDF | Word|
|Eighth Grade (Revised 3/17) PDF | Word||Eighth Grade (Revised 3/17) PDF | Word|
|Ninth/Tenth Grades PDF | Word||Ninth/Tenth Grades PDF | Word|
|Eleventh/Twelfth PDF | Word||Eleventh/Twelfth PDF | Word|
Vertical Articulation of the K-12 ELA Standards - The Vertical Articulation document shows the progression of each standard over the course of the K-12 continuum. It is important to have an understanding of how a skill/standard develops over time.
The ELA and Social Studies Crosswalks show the purposeful connections between the Social Studies standards, the ELP (English Language Proficiency) standards, and the ELA (English Language Arts) standards.
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-Kindergarten
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-1st Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-2nd Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-3rd Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-4th Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-5th Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-6th Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-7th Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-8th Grade
- ELA-Social Studies Crosswalk-HS
Please contact Lauren Spenceley for an accessible version of the Social Studies Crosswalks.
Arizona Assessments - AASA (Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment) is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students in Grades 3-8. All Arizona public school students in Grades 3 - 8 will take the grade level AASA assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Grades 9 and Grade 11 students will take the ACT Aspire assessment. Cohort 2023 (typically grade 11) students will take the ACT assessment.
AZELLA - AZELLA (Arizona’s English Language Learner Assessment) is a Standards-Based Assessment that measures a student’s English language proficiency based on the Arizona English Language Proficiency Standards.
NAEP - NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) is a national assessment of academic content outlined in the NAEP Academic Frameworks. The assessments are given to a sample of students in Grades 4, 8, and 12.
**ELA and Assessment - Would you like to learn more about the new Arizona assessments? Visit Assessment for lots of helpful information and resources, including their Friday Focus Webinars!
ALL ELA Professional Learning Opportunities - Register here! use search term "K12-AS-ELA"
For questions regarding registration, certificates, accessing courses, etc. please refer to our APLD Participant Guide: APLD FAQ Page
Recorded sessions from the 2021 Teachers' Institute and Leading Change Conference:
Be An ESSA Investigator: Using Evidence to Guide Decision Making Recording | Slides
Building Background In the Virtual Secondary ELA Classroom Recording | Slides
Context Counts: How to Consider Context When Selecting an Evidence-Based Strategy Recording | Slides
Move On When Reading: K-3 Reading and Dyslexia Legislation for Administrators Recording
RTI: Tiers Are Not Just for Cakes Recording | Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3
Structured Literacy: Essential for Most, Advantaged for All Recording | Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4
Summary of Changes for the Arizona English Language Arts Standards (Adopted December 2016)
- Kindergarten (Updated 2.13.2017)
- First Grade (Updated 2.13.2017)
- Second Grade (Updated 8.7.2017)
- Third Grade (Updated 8.7.2017)
- Fourth Grade (Updated 8.7.2017)
- Fifth Grade (Updated 8.7.2017)
- Sixth Grade (Updated 8.7.2017)
- Seventh Grade (Updated 8.7.2017)
- Eighth Grade (Updated 6.15.2017)
- Ninth and Tenth Grade (Updated 2.13.2017)
- Eleventh and Twelfth Grade (Updated 2.13.2017)
- Anchor Standards (Updated 2.13.2017)
Visit the English Language Arts YouTube playlist!
The ADE ELA Team:
Lauren Spenceley, Secondary ELA Specialist | 602.364.2267
Maggie Velazquez, Dyslexia and Literacy Intervention Specialist | 602.364.1843
Karen Ten Napel, Literacy and Dyslexia Specialist | 602.542.2971
Michele Rutin, P-3 Coach Coordinator | 602.364.2053
**The views and opinions expressed in any third-party resource do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and do not imply an endorsement by ADE.