Kansas joins ten other states and CCSSO in the ELPA21 Standards project: to more closely correlate English Language Proficiency Standards with College and Career Ready standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and for Math. For our state’s part of the effort a committee has been created representing all Board of Education districts, all levels of instruction, teachers, administrators, specialists and higher education. Twenty-five members will meet regularly during 2013 to provide detailed reviews, feedback, and guidance to a national team of expert standards writers. The committee timeline is 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. See minutes below. At a meeting in September the committee decided to recommend a new set of ELP Standards for adoption. See the link at right for "Proposed English Language Proficiency Standards." Please review the proposed standards and provide comment by Friday, October 25, 2013.
Proposed ELP Standards Introductory Tour
2013 ELP Standards Committee Roster
2-28-2013 ELP Standards Committee Minutes
4-30-2013 ELP Standards Committee Feedback
8-7-2013 ELP Standards Committee Feedback
9-12-2013 ELP Standards Committee Minutes