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English Language Proficiency Assessment

Oregon is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21), a group of states committed to supporting educators, school administrators, and communities as they adopt and implement the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and college- and career-ready standards.

The ELPA measures and reports on students’ English language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension. Delivered online, ELPA is designed to be interactive and includes questions that reflect real-world scenarios. Its main purpose is to qualify students for appropriate language services and help guide schools to best support student needs.

The ELPA screener Directions for Administration can be found under Administration Manuals on the Test Administration page.

For more information about Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment, please contact Ben Wolcott at 503-947-5835.

Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessment (Alt-ELPA)

The Alternate-English Language Proficiency Assessment (Alt-ELPA) is designed for eligible English learners with significant cognitive disabilities.

​Alt-ELPA Performance Standards
Alt-ELPA Proficiency Descriptions
Alt-ELPA Performance Level Descriptors
Sample Tests​




For more information about Oregon’s Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessment, please contact Caitlin Gonzales, Special Education Assessment Specialist.