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Sample ELPA21 Score Report

ELPA21 Score Report

Below is a sample of an ELPA21 Score Report.
If you need a copy in your native language, please contact the EL Teacher of Record at your school.
This web page, however, is designed to be used with the language translation tool on our district website.
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ELPA21 Score Report
Page 1 of 2
The first page of the score report provides an overall summary.  The text from each of the 3 sections on that page is given below.  If the text below is shown in italics, that means it is not the exact wording from the report, but is instead more of an explanation or description of what is printed on the report.

Section1-English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21
This report shows (your student's name) results from the Spring 2020 English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) from Washington.  The ELPA21 tests a student's English skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.  A student can score from Level 1 to Level 5 in each of these areas.  Schools give the ELPA21 to determine whether a student can continue to receive services through the English Language learning program. 
Students' overall performance levels are determined from their scores on the reading, listening, writing, and speaking tests.  It shows whether a student is "Emerging," "Progressing," or "Proficient" in English.
Your child (your child's name) is (indicates whether child is Emerging, Progressing, or Proficient) in the English language.  See below to learn what this means.

Section 2-Overall Performance Levels
Graphic on the left: Look for the circle indicating  Your Child's Level to determine at which level your child was placed.
If your child was Proficient, the text reads as follows:  Proficient - "Your child has met the criteria to exit the English development program at school."
Students are Proficient when they can independently participate in grade-level classroom activities in English.  Students earn Level 4 or 5 in all domains to be "Proficient."  Proficient students exit the English language program, but their progress will still be monitored.
If your child was Progressing, the text reads as followsProgressing - "Your child will continue to receive language support at school."  Students are Progressing when, with support, they successfully participate in classroom activities in English.  Students at this level earn at least one score higher than Level 2, but they do not yet earn Proficient status in all language domains.
If your child was Emerging, the text reads as followsEmerging - "Your child will continue to receive language support at school."  Students are Emerging when they have not yet reached a level of English language skill necessary to successfully participate in classroom activities in English.  This is indicated on ELPA21 by scoring at Level 1 or 2 in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

Section 3-Washington Test Performance Levels
A student can score from Level 1 to Level 5 on the reading, listening, writing, and speaking tests.  Level 5 is the highest.  The table below shows your child's scores on each of them.  See the back page to learn more about the English skills demonstrated at the level your child scored.
Chart lists the 4 tests in the left column in this order: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking.  Across the top, the levels are listed 1-5 starting on the left with Level 1.  An icon appears in the column corresponding to the level of your child's score for each test.

What can I do next to help my child?
Talk with your child's teacher form more details on what your child's performance levels mean.  Discuss services provided in the classroom to help with learning English.  Ask your child's teacher for home activities to improve English learning.

Page 2 of 2 of the ELPA21 Score Report
The following is a description of what you will find on this page.

All of the information on this page is specific according to your child's grade level when tested, and the levels at which your child scored.  There is a box, or section, for each test: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking.

The heading for each subject area (example: Reading) shows the level at which your child scored on that section of the test (example: Level 4 Early Advanced).  The following are brief descriptions applicable to the 5 possible performance levels:

Level 1 Beginning: Displays few grade-level English language skills and will benefit from English Language Program support.
Level 2 Early Intermediate: Presents evidence of developing grade-level English language skills and will benefit from English Language Program support.
Level 3 Intermediate: Applies some grade-level English language skills and will benefit from English Language Program support.
Level 4 Early Advanced: Demonstrates grade level English language skills required for engagement with academic content instruction at a level comparable to non-English learners.
Level 5 Advanced: Exhibits superior grade-level English language skills as measured by ELPA21.

The more detailed information you see in each section description on page 2 corresponds to information on the Achievement Level Descriptors document published by OSPI.  Print versions of these are available on the OSPI ELPA21 website
For your convenience however, we have posted the text from these documents on our ELPA21 Achievement Level Descriptors web page (also shown on the menu to the left) so the information can be translated using our website translation tool.

The way you relate the information you see on page 2 of the score report to the Achievement Level Descriptors, is demonstrated through this example:
If your child was in Kindergarten at the time they tested, and scored Level 2 in Reading, you would go to the Kindergarten Reading section of the ALD and read the description from the level 2 section. This tells you the skills usually demonstrated by a student performing at that level.
For Next Goals, you would read the description in the next level section (Level 3 in this example), which tells you the skills toward which your child is working to achieve next.

Note: If your child scored in the Level 5 range, since there is no Level 6,  your child's Next Goals as indicated on the score report would be to "continue to improve those skills as they learn in school."

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