Kansas is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century, ELPA21, a group of states committed to supporting educators, member states, and the public as they adopt and implement the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and college- and career-ready standards. The consortium is developing an assessment system based on the ELP Standards that will inform instruction so that all English language learners (ELLs) leave high school prepared for college and career success.
The ELPA21 assessment system measures and reports on student’s English language proficiency overall, as well as in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension. It is being designed to be interactive for students; reduce turnaround time on reporting results; improve efficiency of data collection and management; increase security of test content and student data; and reduce administrative burdens on school and district staff.
Learn how ELPA21 is working to support English language learners as well as their parents and teachers.
- Download our summary one-pager, which is also available in Spanish.
- See the timeline of major ELPA21 milestones in the development and implementation of the ELPA21 assessment system.
- Learn about the new ELP Standards and the assessment being developed at www.elpa21.org.
- Take a look at the ELPA21 informational brochure for families, which is also available in Spanish.
- Sign up to receive the ELPA21 Insider Newsletter.
- View the ELPA21 FAQ page.