Participation in ELP Assessments

Federal legislation requires that states and districts annually measure the English language proficiency of all English learners (ELs) in grades K-12 in four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ELs with disabilities must participate in the general English language proficiency (ELP) assessment with or without accommodations, or if they have significant cognitive disabilities, they may take an alternate assessment of ELP.

ELP assessment participation decisions for ELs with disabilities are made by the students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams. These teams should include an expert in second language development.

 

Related Publications

Including Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired in English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Review of State Policies

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Including Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing in English Language Proficiency Assessments: A Review of State Policies

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NCEO Brief: Exploring Alternate ELP Assessments for ELLs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (#10)

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NCEO Brief: Participation of ELLs with Disabilities in ELP Assessments (#8)

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Voices From the Field: Making State Assessment Decisions for English Language Learners With Disabilities

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Assessment Principles and Guidelines for ELLs with Disabilities

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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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NCEO English Language Learners (ELLs) with Disabilities Reports: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Including English Language Learners with Disabilities in Statewide Assessments (#9)

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NCEO English Language Learners (ELLs) with Disabilities Reports: Beyond Subgroup Reporting - English Language Learners with Disabilities in 2002-2003 Online State Assessment Reports (#10)

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NCEO Limited English Proficiency Projects Reports: 1999-2000 Participation and Performance of English Language Learners Reported in Public State Documents and Web Sites (#3)

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