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Alt-ELPA Theory of Action

A document that outlines how ELPA21 intends to create an alternate assessment for the most cognitively disabled English learners, emphasizing the core beliefs and foundational assumptions upon which the assessment will be developed.

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Accessibility and Accommodations Wishlists

A series of wish lists discussed by the Alt ELPA Committee in February–March 2018, identifying desired features and accommodations for the Alt ELPA assessment.

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Student Tech Skills Checklist

A list of technology skills that ELs need to successfully participate in the ELPA21 assessment (i.e. scrolling, drag and drop, etc).

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Accessibility and Accommodations Manual

A manual addressing the diverse needs of EL students and the various features and accommodations that ELPA21 provides in response.

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White Paper on Alternate Assessment

A white paper describing ELPA21's plan to create an alternative assessment, designed to measure the language proficiency of the most severely cognitively disabled ELs.

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Item Cognitive Lab Report

A research report summarizing the effectiveness of technology-enhanced items at gauging English language proficiency.

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Item Development Technical Report

A technical report summarizing the efforts of ETS, CCSSO, and ELPA21 in crafting a pool of test items for the ELPA21 assessment system.

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ELPA21 Theory of Action

A document that outlines how ELPA21 intends to shift current EL expectations and instructional practice to those necessary for English proficiency and college- and career-readiness; the document emphasizes ELPA21's core beliefs and foundational assumptions, upon which, the assessment's development is grounded.

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Kindergarten Screener Q&A

A 2-page document that identifies common questions and feedback ELPA21 is hearing from states and provides guidance and information for responses and outreach through the states' communication channels.

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Ensuring the Comparability of Modified Tests Administered to Special Populations

A CRESST publication in which researchers set out to test the efficacy of a new item calibration technique: one that preserves the comparability of the overall cut scores on the braille form and the cut scores on the ELPA21 online form.

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Braille Version Information Sheet for School District Staff

A document designed to share information about the Braille Version summative assessment with school district staff and test administrators.

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Proficiency Level Descriptors by Domain (PLDs)

The PLDs are an essential tool for assessing an EL’s degree of language proficiency. This educator resource is the new and improved ALIs.

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Achievement Level Descriptors by Domain (ALDs)

The ALDs outline the knowledge, skills, and processes that students demonstrate within each domain on ELPA21’s language proficiency assessments — helping guide English language and content teachers’ instruction.

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Enrichment Activities: All Grades

Envisioned and co-created by EL educators, the enrichment activities are a domain-based resource for teachers/caregivers supporting their students’ language proficiency. This packet includes activities for ELs in Kindergarten up to 12th grade.

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Quick Guide to Understanding Score Reports

A guide that summarizes how ELPA21 assessments are scored and used. It answers questions about who should take the assessments, how proficiency is determined, and the conditions for interpreting results.

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English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

These ELP Standards highlight and amplify the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills using language that are necessary for English learners to be successful in school and college- and career-ready.

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