ELPA21 Consortium Collaborates With Educators and Policymakers on New English Language Proficiency Test: Computer-based assessment system measures skills English language learners need for college and career readiness
WASHINGTON — A consortium of states, along with educators, English language learning experts and researchers, is preparing to launch a new assessment system designed to measure English language development in students learning English. The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) is developing an assessment that supports the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards from kindergarten through grade 12 and corresponds to states’ content standards for college and career readiness. ELPA21 aims to provide actionable information to help teachers continue to advance education equity and academic achievement for English language learners (ELLs).
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