News & Events
ELPA21 Goes West to UCLA's CRESST
The ELPA21 assessment system was developed for states by states with funding from a U.S. Department of Education grant. Now that the system is developed and the term of the grant has expired, ELPA21 has found a home at UCLA's CRESST. CRESST has been a key partner to ELPA21 since the initial grant funding. They will continue to provide critical input and guidance, contributing to the enhancement of the assessment system and ELPA21's continued success.
"ELPA21's goal is to provide assessments that best measure English language learners' mastery of the communication demands of states' rigorous academic standards," says ELPA21 Executive Director Cat Still. "CRESST has collaborated with ELPA21 from the start, providing valuable oversight and developing our innovative proprietary scoring method. We're excited about the potential this partnership unlocks."
We're happy to be home. For further information on CRESST, please click here.
ELPA21 Conference Involvement: Come and See Us in Action
ELPA21 staff and representatives present at conferences across the country to discuss our mission, the ELP standards, and assessment development and access:
- TESOL PreK-12 Day in Seattle, WA - Saturday, March 25, 2017. Session title: ELPA21: New Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Plans; Presenters: Mike Middleton, Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA, and Margaret Ho, Member Support and Outreach Manager of ELPA21 at CRESST.
Learning Impact Award - Silver Medal!
On May 7, 2015 ETS and ELPA21 were awarded a silver medal for our item development work that is fully compliant with the Accessible Portable Item Protocol (APIP 1.0) interoperability standard. Our dedicated ELPA21 state representatives, technical experts and partners at ETS deserve the credit for winning this award. For more information about APIP 1.0 visit the IMS Global Learning Consortium's website.