Your Next Generation Assessment System

ELPA21 offers a suite of innovative, customizable English language proficiency assessments and tools that incorporate the latest understanding of language development to support students and educators.

World-class research and psychometrics, along with ongoing improvements, ensure the system meets state priorities, peer review requirements, and the needs of English learners.


Identify English Learners

The screener is used to determine whether students entering school would benefit from English language services. If the screener results indicate the student is not yet proficient in English, the student will be classified as an English learner and qualify for additional academic support.


Pinpoint Proficiency

The summative assessment is administered annually and gives students the opportunity to demonstrate what they know and can do in English in the four language domains of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Results from the summative are used to identify the student’s baseline English proficiency to assist with program placement and are also used in subsequent years to monitor and measure progress toward full proficiency and exit from the program.


Empower All

The Alt ELPA is the first standards-based alternate ELP assessment designed specifically for English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities and the communities and schools that support them. For additional information, see