ELL Program
The goal is to increase English Proficiency of all ELL students in grades K-12
All ELL students will be placed in mainstream English language classrooms. Students classified as an ELL will receive ELD instruction based on their ILLPs from the classroom teacher daily. All children are taught in English using English materials, and are closely monitored. Students may be grouped together for targeted intervention based on their proficiency levels. Once ELLs have achieved English language fluency, they will be exited from the ELL program. Entry and exit from the program is based on AZELLA scores.
English Language Learners come to Higley from all over the world, and are learning  in K-12 classrooms throughout the  district. Teachers who  have ELL students will find useful information and links on this site that will help teach the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that students need in order to become proficient in English.

  • Standardized Testing Accommodations can be used in any testing situation, and specifically for AzMERIT. See page 7 of the attached list for accommodations specific to ELL students. AzMERIT Accommodations
  • ELL aides may provide support to students during quarterly assessments if requested by the school during the normal schedules at each site.  
  • ELL aides must receive Test Administrator training in order support students during AzMERIT testing if requested by the school during the normal schedules at each site.
  • AZELLA | Testing takes place every year in the spring before the AzMERIT. Teachers have access to AZELLA test prep materials on the ADE website. 
  •  Find out all about the HUSD ELL Program:  CLICK HERE  
ELL Forms