Overview of English Language Proficiency Assessments - Information about the uses of language proficiency assessments from the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
Understanding Language - An initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Education dedicated to help policymakers, researchers, states, district staff, and schools better serve ELs including the challenges and opportunities for assessing ELs in relation to content.Back to top
Classroom Assessment Tools
Using Informal Assessments for English Language Learners - Presents methods for informally assessing ELs.
Formative Assessment of Language, Content, Thinking Skills - Includes tools for assessing student conversations.
Performance Assessment - A short video on the role of performance assessment in content learning and language development.Back to top
English Language Proficiency
- ELPA21 Assessments - Information regarding the ELPA21 assessments.
- ELPA21 Guide to Understanding Score Reports - Provides guidance for interpreting ELPA scores.
- Iowa Department of Education’s ELPA21 webpage - Details specific to Iowa’s use of ELPA21.
ELPA21 Dynamic Screener - Assessment used to determine if students are eligible for EL instructional services.
Allowed Accommodations for English Learners - Lists allowable accommodations for ELs on a variety of assessments.