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ELP Assessment Update May 15, 2018

ELPA21 2018-19 Screener Training Opportunities

The ELPA21 Screener will be updating for the 2018-19 school year. The new screener has a number of improvements that will make for a better testing experience and quicker scoring turnaround for most students. To facilitate a smooth transition, OSPI is providing multiple opportunities for trainers to attend a face-to-face training to learn about key changes, rubrics, and other important information. If you are interested in attending, please register at the link below. This training will last approximately 3 hours and is intended for those who plan to facilitate local trainings to prepare test administrators for screening in August. Please register early to ensure your space in the training. 

Training Schedule:

  • June 7th, 8:00-11:00 a.m. - Vancouver
  • June 8th, 8:00-11:00 a.m .- Edmonds
  • June 8th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. - Kent
  • June 12th, 12:00-3:00 p.m. - Wenatchee
  • June 13th, 8:00-11:00 a.m. - Pasco

The training will include slides, opportunities to practice “on-the-fly” scoring, guidance on important changes from last year, and resource information.

There will also be online opportunities for this training. The online versions of the TA training will likely be available in early June on the OSPI website under the ELPA21 links.

Registration link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4366701/ELPA21-Train-the-Trainer-Registration-2018

ELPA21 Annual Assessment Post Administration Survey

We have completed another season of ELP testing. We are always interested in assessing our process and working to improve in the future. We are seeking feedback from school and district personnel regarding ELAP21 experiences. Please complete the survey by June 4. Thank you for helping us improve. 

Post Administration Survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4356311/2018-Post-Administration-ELPA21-Survey

WIDA Alternate ACCESS: Kindergarten Cut Score Setting

This year, Washington adopted a new assessment to measure the language proficiency of ELs with significant cognitive disabilities. This assessment does not include cut scores for kindergarten ELs, so WA State will be establishing cut scores for kindergarten WIDA Alternate ACCESS testers this summer. If you are interested in participating in a work group to establish cut scores at the Kindergarten level for WIDA Alternate ACCESS, please apply at the link below. This work will take place over two days in July. We will be seeking diverse representation with a preference for those who have experience with this population of students and the WIDA Alternate ACCESS assessment.  Please apply by May 24.

Application link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4338616/WIDA-K-Cut-Score-Application

    If you have any questions or need more information about the items in this document, please contact Leslie Huff (leslie.huff@k12.wa.us), ELPA Coordinator at OSPI.