Accessibility & Accommodations for Alternate Assessments of ELP

Students participating in an alternate assessment of English language proficiency (ELP) should be able to participate under optimal testing conditions. Some English language learners (ELLs) may need access features or accommodations that meet their individual needs. Depending on the assessment, these may either be embedded within a technology platform or non-embedded and provided by a human. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determine which access features and accommodations individual students need to participate in the alternate assessment of ELP. These teams should include an expert in second language development.

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NCEO Synthesis Reports: English Language Learners with Disabilities in State English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Review of State Accommodation Policies (#66)

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