A Closer Look at ELL Assessment Group Led by Oregon
By Lesli A. Maxwell
April 26, 2013
ELPA 21—or the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century consortium—started as a group of dozen states that landed a $6.3 million grant last fall from the U.S. Department of Education to develop the new test. It is one of two groups of states creating a new assessment to measure the progress of English-learners. Oregon is the lead state in the consortium.
Thanks to the folks at the K-12 Center at Educational Testing Service, we now have the best snapshot to date of what the group of states known as ELPA 21 have planned for developing a new English-language proficiency test that will be directly connected to the language demands in the Common Core State Standards.
The ETS brief offers ELPA 21's timeline for test development, a description of its governance and accountability, and a graphic representation of the components of the assessment system the group is designing.
Read on and access the brief at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2013/04/a_closer_look_at_ell_assessmen.html