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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.

For more information about Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment, please contact Ben Wolcott, ELPA Specialist.

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.

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