ELPA21 provides scale scores (3-digit values) for each of the four language domains — listening, reading, writing, and speaking. These scores are used to assign a performance level (1–5) for each domain and an overall proficiency classification.
Overall Proficiency Classification
The overall proficiency of an English learner is determined by tallying up each of the four domain scores, resulting in one of three classifications:
- Emerging — Level 1 or 2 in all non-exempt domains
- Progressing — at least one domain below Level 4 and at least one domain above Level 2
- Proficient — Level 4 or 5 in all non-exempt domains
ELPA21 score reports provide data and descriptions of student performance, student growth, and school accountability. Reports feature user-friendly language and graphics to help parents/caregivers and educators easily interpret test results.
To learn more about the score report’s contents, please see the Sample ELPA21 Score Report. For further information on interpreting score reports, please refer to the Quick Guide to Understanding Reports or the Parent Guide to Score Reports, available in both English and Spanish.