The ELPA21 Field Test wrapped up last month, and the ELPA21 team is beginning to evaluate the results in preparation for the first operational administration in the 2015-2016 school year. The infographic provides a roadmap for users to learn what's ahead for the ELPA21 Field Test and Platform and System Trial so that they can be sure to stay on track.
Smarter Balanced Resources
Smarter Balanced has several resources available on the support for under-represented students. Check out these resources on a dedicated page on the Smarter Balanced website.
ELPA21 has posted a Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of the RFI is to enter a long-term partnership with a public entity to deepen support to states. Interested partners should respond to the RFI by Friday, February 20, 2015.
New Online Assessment from the WIDA Consortium
In 2015-16, WIDA will administer the new, online annual summative assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, to replace the current paper-based version.
Registration Extended for ELPA21 Field Test
ELPA21 has extended registration for its Field Test and Platform and System Trial until January 16, 2015. Field testing will take place February 2, and this is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, and schools to preview the ELPA21 online assessment and “test the test.”