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November 23, 2015

Updated Family Guide to ELPA21

The ELPA21 Team has released an updated information document for families of ELLs that aims to provide information about the ELPA21 assessment system, including how it differs from other assessments and rationales for its use.

November 16, 2015

2014-2015 State Summative Test Results

Education Week has published test scores from the 2014-2015 state-mandated math and ELA tests, which is the first year that state summative tests reflected the new standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards). Important note: please read the "caution when interpreting these results" section when comparing test scores between 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

November 13, 2015

State Summative Assessments: 2015-16 School Year

Education Commission of the States has released a list of states' summative assessments for the current school year. The list includes summative assessments in math, ELA, science, social studies, and other college and career readiness exams. Key takeaways show that 7 states and Washington, D.C. plan to use the full PARCC assessments and 15 states will use Smarter Balanced assessments.