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ELPA21 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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ELPA21 Accessibility and Accommodations Manual

A manual addressing the diverse needs of EL students and the various features and accommodations available on the ELPA21 assessment.

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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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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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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 ELPA21 Student Reports for Educators

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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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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ELP Standards for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

A document created by CCSSO that contains alternate English language proficiency standards for English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities in Grades K–12.

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Alt ELPA Frequently Asked Questions

A compilation of frequently asked questions about the Alt ELPA. These questions address common concerns of parents/guardians, educators, and state leadership, covering topics such as accessibility, test design, score reporting, and more.

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Alt ELPA Parent Glossary (English)

A brochure containing frequently used terms and definitions from the Alt ELPA. This resource is designed to support parents and guardians of English learners.

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Alt ELPA Parent Glossary (Spanish)

A brochure containing frequently used terms and definitions from the Alt ELPA. This resource was created to support Spanish-speaking parents and guardians of English learners.

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Alt ELPA Parent Glossary (Mandarin)

A brochure containing frequently used terms and definitions from the Alt ELPA. This resource was created to support Mandarin-speaking parents and guardians of English learners.

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Alt ELPA Parent Glossary (Vietnamese)

A brochure containing frequently used terms and definitions from the Alt ELPA. This resource was created to support Vietnamese-speaking parents and guardians of English learners.

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Alt ELPA Parent Glossary (Swahili)

A brochure containing frequently used terms and definitions from the Alt ELPA. This resource was created to support Swahili-speaking parents and guardians of English learners.

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Alt ELPA Parent Glossary (Arabic)

A brochure containing frequently used terms and definitions from the Alt ELPA. This resource was created to support Arabic-speaking parents and guardians of English learners.

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Alt ELPA Glossary

A collection of commonly used terms and definitions, geared towards educators and individuals who work with English learners with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Parent Guide to ELPA21 Student Reports (English)

A resource designed to guide parents and caretakers of ELs through the ELPA21 Student Reports, detailing what the scores mean and how the results can be used.

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Parent Guide to ELPA21 Student Reports (Spanish)

A resource designed to guide Spanish-speaking parents and caretakers of ELs through the ELPA21 Student Reports, including what the scores mean and how results can be used.

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Alt ELPA Accessibility and Accommodations Manual

A manual addressing the diverse needs of ELs with significant cognitive disabilities and the various features and accommodations available on the Alt ELPA.

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Braille Version Information for School District Staff

A document containing information about the Braille version summative and screener assessments for school district staff and test administrators, addressing topics such as TA requirements, student eligibility, test security and design, and more.

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Sample Dynamic Screener Student Report

An example of the Dynamic Screener Individual Student Report (ISR), showing student performance across all four domains and a proficiency determination.

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Sample ELPA21 Summative Student Report

An example of the ELPA21 Summative Individual Student Report (ISR), showing student performance across all four domains, an overall scale score, a comprehension scale score, and a proficiency determination.

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Sample Alt ELPA Student Report

An example of the Alt ELPA Individual Student Report (ISR), showing student performance across both modalities (productive, receptive) and domains (speaking, writing, listening, reading), as well as a proficiency determination.

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Parent Guide to Alt ELPA Student Reports (English)

A resource designed to guide parents and caretakers of ELs through the Alt ELPA Student Reports, detailing what the scores mean and how the results can be used.

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Alt ELPA Test Questions Brief

A brief summarizing the development of the Alt ELPA test questions, the purpose of difficult test questions, and what to expect when taking the assessment.

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Alt ELPA Overall Proficiency and Modality Performance Level Descriptors

A document that describes overall proficiency determinations on the Alt ELPA (Emerging, Progressing, Proficient) and modality-level performance descriptors (productive, receptive), as shown in Individual Student Reports.

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