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English Language Proficiency Assessment Placement (Screener)

An English language proficiency assessment placement (KELPA-P) determines that the student is limited in any domain of English proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, writing, or a composite of the four domains), then the student must receive English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. Students who score proficient/fluent on the KELPA-P do not qualify for ESOL services.

Supporting Documents and Links

The Kansas Assessment Program (KAP)Link to the official website
KSDE-Approved English Language Proficiency ScreenersRevised 8/29/18. If use of languages other than English is indicated on the Home Language survey, then the student must be assessed for English proficiency using one of the four screeners approved by KSDE.
KELPA-P Training Videos and MaterialsKELPA training videos to be used for administering the screener, KELPA-P.
KELPA- P Scoring GuidelinesGuidelines and Directions for the Scoring the KELPA-P
KELPA-P KindergartenKELPA -P Assessment Data for Kindergarten
KELPA- P First GradeKELPA- P Assessment Data for First Grade
KELPA- P Second GradeKELPA-P Assessment Data for Second Grade
KELPA- P Third GradeKELPA- P Assessment Data for Third Grade
KELPA-P Fourth & Fifth GradeKELPA-P Assessment Data for Fourth & Fifth Grade
KELPA-P Grades 6 - 8KELPA-P Assessment Data for Grades Six through Eight
KELPA -P Grades 9- 12KELPA-P Assessment Data for Grades Nine through Twelve
KELPA-P (Screener) Instructions  
KELPA- P Downloading InstructionsInstructions on downloading KELPA-P Files and Burning to CD

Monthly Webinar Dates

September 29
October 26
November 23
January 25, 2022
February 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 24, 2022

All webinars will start at 9:00 am.
Zoom link sent to ESOL Listserv day before webinar.

Program Manager - Humanities
Nathan (Nate) McAlister
(785) 296-3892

Program Manager - Humanities
Joann McRell
(785) 296-2144

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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