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 Administration Manual can be found under Administration Manuals on the Test Administration page.
Speaking Handscoring Rubrics
The following are non-secure documents provided by ELPA21. These documents are used by our scoring vendor to train personnel who will be hand scoring the Speaking portion of the ELPA Summative.
For more information about Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment, please contact Ben Wolcott.
Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessment (Alt ELPA)
The Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessment (Alt-ELPA) measures the English proficiency of eligible English learners with significant cognitive disabilities in grades K-12.
- Alt ELPA User Guide (Updated 12/06/22)
User Guide contains step by step instructions for administering the Alt
ELPA. It is a required element of Alt ELPA training, along with the
requirements listed in Section 1.5 of the Test Administration Manual.
- Alt ELPA Performance Standards
- Alt ELPA Proficiency Descriptions
- Alt ELPA Performance Level Descriptors
- Sample Tests are found on the OSAS Portal
For more information about Oregon’s Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessment, please contact