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Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Proficiency-Status-Policy-Definitions.docx

(November 2: New for 2016-17) The ELPA21 consortium determined that a student’s proficiency will not be established through a composite score but rather through specific rules applied to patterns of achievement levels attained by students across the four domains.  Within each of the four domains (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) there are five performance levels (1-5).  These performance levels offer additional details as to student performance within each domain.  Based on these performance levels, ELPA21 has established three categories of proficiency status.

Student Proficiency Statuses
  1. Emerging (qualifies for program)
  2. Progressing (qualifies for program) or
  3. Proficient (exits program)

Students with an Emerging or Progressing determination will continue in TBIP, while Proficient students should no longer receive language development services. Proficient students should be provided academic support as exited TBIP students on an as needed basis.

Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs)
Gr K, Gr 1, Gr 2-3, Gr 4-5, Gr 6-8, Gr 9-12 

Translated ALDs (New: 6/26/2017)
Marshallese, Russian, Sgaw-Karen, Spanish, Vietnamese

Additional Order Material Schedule – ELPA21 /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Additional-Order-Schedule-ELPA21-Summative-2018.pdf
The ELPA21 Additional Order (A/O) Material Shipment Schedule provide an overview of the number of days between orders placed in TIDE and delivery date of materials to district. Depending on volume of additional orders placed, the delivery date may shift by 1 to 3 days.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device Guidance /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/BYOD-Guidance.pdf
(Supports 2016-17 School Year) If a district has an existing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Acceptable Use policy with established guidelines already in place, the district may choose to allow use of student devices for the Smarter Balanced online assessment. If these elements are not already in place through an existing BYOD Acceptable Use policy, it is highly recommended that some mechanism is provided for parent approval/signature, a general understanding that student security settings on their device need to be activated and up-to-date to prevent issues with the school network, and an expectation that no attempt will be made to tamper with the code of the Security Browser or otherwise circumvent test security settings.
Communication and Resources Overview: ELPA21 /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Communication-and-Resources-Overview_ELPA21.pdf

The resources below are intended to assist districts in communicating with families of students about ELPA21 assessments.

Family Communication
Your Child’s Progress
ELPA21 Annual Assessment Score Report Parent Letter
New to ELD Program based on WELPA Placement Test
Continuing in ELD Program based on ELPA21 results
Transition from ELD Program based on ELPA21 results

ELPA21 Online Summative Estimated Testing Times – Washington /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Online-Summative-WA-Level-Timing-Estimates_2017-18.pdf

(October 31, 2017: New for 2017-18) This document to the left contains approximate student work time for the 2017-18 ELPA21 online summative assessment for Washington state. The document embedded below contains the estimated testing times for the consortium.

ELPA21 Online Summative Estimated Testing Times -Consortium

ELPA21 Online Summative Tasks and Questions by Grade /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Online-Number-of-Tasks-and-Questions-by-Grade.pdf
(February 7, 2018: New for 2017-18) This document contains the number of tasks and question by grade band for the 2017-18 ELPA21 online summative assessment for Washington state. 
PRACTICE TEST: ELPA Number of Questions by Grade /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Practice-Tests-No.-of-Questions-by-Grade.pdf
(January 9, 2018: New for 2017-18) This document to the left contains the number of questions by grade band for the ELPA21 Practice Test.
Technology Skills Checklist – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Technology-Skills-Checklist-2017-18.pdf
(August 11, 2017: Updated for 2017-18) This checklist provides information on the technology skills for grade bands K-12.
Test Administration Time Chart /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Test-Administration-Time-Chart.pdf
(January 30, 2017: Updated for 2016-17) The 2016-17 Time Chart has been updated with information provided by the Consortium.
Tool Button Sheet for ELPA21 /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Tool-Button-Sheet2.pdf
(January 28, 2017: Updated for 2016-17) The 2016-17 Tool Button Sheet was created to support students when TAs proctor the ELPA21 Training Test. If this sheet is provided to students during the ELPA21 Summative assessment, the sheet may not be used as scratch paper and must be collected and processed according to the school’s Test Security and Build Plan.