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What is the KELPA?

KELPA is a yearly, summative assessment. KELPA assessments are broken into four parts corresponding with the four domains reflected in the English Language Proficiency Standards: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

KELPA assessments are entirely computer-based for students in grade 2 and beyond. K–1 students take a mostly computer-based exam but also complete a small numbers of writing items by paper and pencil. KELPA assessments are delivered through Kite Client every spring along with regular KAP summative assessments.

Who takes the KELPA this year?

Students move to either a transitional year for one year to continue EL services and then to monitored status or move to monitored status for the next two years after scoring proficient one year. Students on transitional year or monitored status will not take the KELPA.

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21-22 KELPA Window:

January 31st ----- March 11th

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English Learners
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Nicole Primm
(785) 296-5060

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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

David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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