Reports and Presentations
The ELPA21 assessment system, developed by educators, policy experts and researchers, is at the forefront of advances in the field of English language proficiency. Look here for reports that provide the foundation for ELPA21. You’ll also find ELPA21 videos, webinars, and presentations that explain the importance of English learner (EL) assessment and the implementation of ELPA21 nationwide to improve EL education.
Reports and Resources
Accessibility and Accomodations Manual, SY 2017-18. ELPA21, 2017.
ELPA21 Theory of Action
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards. Council of Chief State School Officers, 2014.
Toward a “Common Definition of English Learner”: A Brief Defining Policy and Technical Issues and Opportunities for State Assessment Consortia. Robert Linquanti (WestEd) and H. Gary Cook (Wisconsin Center for Education Research), 2013.
Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards corresponding to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Council of Chief State School Officers and the English Language Proficiency Development Framework Committee et al., 2012.
National Conference on Student Assessment. Austin, TX. June 2017
TESOL PreK-12 Day: New Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Plans. Seattle, WA. March 24, 2017
Michael Middleton, Director, Business and Select Assessments, Assessment and Student Information, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Margaret Ho, Member Support and Outreach Manager, ELPA21
To view the conference presentation, click here.
English Language Learners: Title III Transition for Success. 2017 National Title I Conference in Long Beach, CA. February 2017
Veronica Gallardo, Sara Rutherford-Quach, Jobi Lawrence
So ... What Makes an Innovative Item an Innovative Item? Panel Presentation at the National Conference on Student Assessment in New Orleans, LA. June 2014
Margaret Ho, Emilie Pooler, and Phoebe Winter describe the process for developing innovative assessment items.
For more information about the panel or the conference in general, click here.
For a closer look at the PowerPoint presented in the video, click here.
ELPA21 Policy Panel Presentation at the National Conference on Student Assessment in New Orleans, LA. June 2014
An examination of the ELPA21 policymaking process and Oregon’s implementation of ELPA21 policies. (video, 2014)
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century
An overview of the ELP Standards and the ELPA21 consortium’s collaborative approach. Presenters: ELPA21 Principal Investigator and Stanford University Professor Kenji Hakuta; Margaret Ho, ELPA21 coordinator at the State of Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; Phyllis Farrar, education program consultant for world languages and ESOL; and Michelle McCoy of the Oregon Department of Education. (webinar, 2014)
Discussion of the design of English language proficiency assessment systems. (webinar 2013)
Discussion of the shifts, challenges, and opportunities that all students, especially English language learners (ELLs), face as they engage with the college and career readiness standards. Presenter: ELPA21 Principal Investigator and Stanford University Professor Kenji Hakuta. (webinar, 2012)
Discussion of ELPA21’s benefits, challenges, and design. Prepared by Martha Martinez, Holly Carter, and Doug Kosty of the Oregon Department of Education. (PowerPoint presentation, 2013)