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English Language Proficiency Standards

Adopted December 10, 2013. These new standards were strategically designed to simplify and streamline the process of learning in English in order to meet college-and-career-ready standards in academic subject areas. The ten standards highlight language functions and forms that English Language Learners (ELLs) need in order to suceed. The correspondences between the ELP standards and specific ELA, Math Practice and Science Practice standads are clearly identified.
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Complete ELP Standards documentPDF235 pages, pdf, with correspondence matrix introducing each grade level, electronic bookmarks and live links between pages.
KindergartenPDFKindergarten ELP standards showing correlations to Kindergarten ELA, Math and Science standards.
1st GradePDFGrade 1 ELP standards showing correlations to Grade 1 ELA, Math and Science standards.
2nd GradePDFGrade 2-3 ELP standards showing correlations to Grade 2 ELA, Math and Science standards.
3rd GradePDFGrade 2-3 ELP standards showing correlations to Grade 3 ELA, Math and Science standards.
4th GradePDFGrade 4-5 ELP standards showing correlations to Grade 4 ELA, Math and Science standards.
5th GradePDFGrade 4-5 ELP standards showing correlations to Grade 5 ELA, Math and Science standards.
6th GradePDFGrade6-8 ELP standards showing correlations to Grade 6 ELA standards and K-12 Math & Science practices.
6th Grade: LiteracyPDFGrade 6-8 ELP Standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 6 Literacy Standards.
7th GradePDFGrade 6-8 ELP standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 7 ELA standards.
7th Grade: LiteracyPDFGrade 6-8 ELP Standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 7 Literacy Standards.
8th GradePDFGrade 6-8 ELP standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 8 ELA standards.
8th Grade: LiteracyPDFGrade 6-8 ELP Standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 8 Literacy Standards.
9th & 10th GradesPDFGrade 9-12 ELP standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 9-10 ELA standards.
9th & 10th Grades: LiteracyPDFGrade 9-12 ELP Standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 9-10 Literacy Standards.
11th & 12 GradesPDFGrade 9-12 ELP standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 11-12 ELA standards.
11th & 12th Grades: LiteracyPDFGrade 9-12 ELP Standards with correspondences to K-12 Practices and Grade 11-12 Literacy Standards.

Professional Development

Professional Development KSDE Trainers are available. Please contact Michele Hayes (mhayes@ksde.org, 785-296-4906) or Phyllis Farrar (pfarrar@ksde.org, 785-296-1891)
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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)Registration is open to educators in states that have adopted the ELP standards produced by the ELPA21 project. The course starts in October.

English Language Proficiency Standards Project

Kansas joined ten other states, CCSSO, WestEd, and Understanding Language in an effort to more closely correlate English Language Proficiency Standards with College and Career Ready standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, Math, and Science. ELPA21 Standards Initiative

For our state’s part of the effort a 24-person committee was created representing all Board of Education districts, all levels of instruction, teachers, administrators, specialists and higher education. The committee's task was to provide detailed reviews, feedback, and guidance to a national team of expert standards writers. The committee timeline was defined by the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century State Consortium (ELPA21) in order to meet commitments for developing new assessments “of the critical elements associated with English language acquisition and mastery of the linguistic skills linked to success in mainstream classroom environments.”

Nominations for the ELP Standards Committee were solicited in January 2013. The committee first convened on February 25, 2013 and met at critical points in the standards develop process, reflected in documents below. In September the committee voted unanimously to recommend a new set of ELP Standards for adoption. Feedback on the standards was accepted online until Friday, October 25, 2013. The Kansas Board of Education formally adopted the standards on December 10, 2013.

World Language & ESOL
Program Consultant

Phyllis Farrar
(785) 296-1891
pfarrar@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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