What is ELPA21?

The ELP Assessment System

ELPA21 bridges the gap between the operational burden of test administration and the precision of the overall instruments and results. We leverage the latest advancements in technology-based testing and analysis to continually improve results for students learning English.

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Why ELPA21?

Our Values

Our Values

The ELPA21 system is reliable, easy-to-administer, and deepens engagement for students and educators.

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Our Assessments

Our Assessments

The ELPA21 platform was created to measure the 10 essential ELP standards. We offer a dynamic screener and annual summative assessment.

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Our Expertise

Our Expertise

We developed and continually enhance an online assessment system supporting English learners across the country.

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English language learners bring diverse and rich language experiences to our schools while their English language proficiency increases.

ELPA21 measures this growth with assessments founded on English Language Proficiency standards that provide data to inform instruction and support students in their individual journeys toward English language proficiency. The best part of the standards: There are 10 of them and they are the foundation for the ELPA21 assessment system.

ELPA21’s assessment system supports states and educators as they adopt and implement the English language proficiency (ELP) standards.

This system was developed by states for states – and this dynamic continues as ELPA21 grows and expands ensuring member leadership and guidance from educators – Members have a secure place to network, problem-solve, and learn from one another.


ELPA21 offers a suite of ELP assessments

ELPA21 offers a suite of ELP assessments that incorporates the latest understanding of language development and provides concise instruments to support students and educators. These assessments are innovative and technologically based, which serves to communicate fast and meaningful information to schools and educators. The ultimate goal is for all ELs to leave high school equipped for college and career success. In support of this effort, we develop innovations to advance scoring and test delivery to improve the efficiency of the ELPA21 assessment system.

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