IOWA & ELPA21 Assessments
The ELPA21 is the standardized instrument used to measure English language proficiency and annual progress toward English proficiency in the state of Iowa. The assessment is tightly aligned to Iowa’s ELP standards and corresponds to the Iowa Core Literacy Standards.
The ELPA21 is an online assessment measuring English proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
What is ELPA21?
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) measures students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening to, and understanding English. ELPA21 defines “proficiency” as the ability to use the English language to communicate ideas, knowledge, & information.
English Language Educators and Multilingual teachers can help English Language Learners accelerate their English language acquisition, ensure equity for all English Language Learners, and feel confident that their ELL students can succeed and pass the ELPA21 exam.
What does the ELPA21 Assessment Measure?
The ELPA21 assessment system focuses on student growth based on a set of English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards developed by educators. The assessment system was designed to ensure English Language Learners leave high school prepared for college and career success. The ELPA21 approach to ELP standards centers on features and professional learning for not only ELL educators and administrators, but for content teachers as well.
Summit K12 Language Development is evidence-based, aligns with the ELPA21 Assessments, WIDA, and The Common Core.
Ensure your K–12 English Language Learners are making steady progress toward their English Language Proficiency Growth Goals throughout the year and are prepared for Spring and Fall testing with the Connect to Literacy™ online Review and Readiness program.
Is adaptive to all learners through Individualized Language Learning Plans (ILLPs)
Provides Autoscoring—including enhanced AI for Speaking Items
Offers Embedded ELPA21 Speaking and Writing Rubrics
Was created to differentiate across The 6 Grade bands: K, 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Summit K12 helps all English Language Learners in ELPA21 States meet the Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) at six different grade bands, covering all five ELL standards. Connect to Literacy supports growth in all four domains with just 30-60 minutes of practice a week.
Other States that Use the ELPA21 Assessments:
Achievement Level Descriptors Include:
Level 1 – Beginning
Level 2 – Early Intermediate
Level 3 – Intermediate
Level 4 – Early Advanced
Level 5 – Advanced