Between February 14 and March 9, 2017, DMPS English Language Learners will be taking the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21). The ELAP21 replaces the previously given Iowa English Language Development Assessment (IELDA).
The ELPA21 is an online assessment that is designed to measure the performance of English language learners as they progress through their K–12 education and achieve college and career readiness. The ELPA21 items are designed to gather evidence that students are progressing toward or meeting the new set of English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards adopted by the ELPA21 member states. These standards, which were completed in September 2013, highlight and amplify the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills using language in the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
For more information go to : elpa21.org
The following resources are available by clicking here and looking under the subtopic ELPA21.
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