The LAS Link Placement Tests are designed for schools and districts to support initial identification of language learners and to promote proper placement in instructional programs for newly enrolled students. LAS Links Placement Tests can be used for initial placement of English and Spanish Language Learners.
What States use LAS Links?
Two states, Mississippi and Connecticut – currently use the LAS LINKS assessment. Please visit the Mississippi and Connecticut pages to learn more.
What does the LAS Links Assessment Measure?
The LAS Links Placement Test was designed for schools and districts to support initial identification and placement in instructional programs for newly enrolled students. It was also created to complement LAS Links and provides a screening tool for qualified school personnel to administer, score, and interpret results for the placement of students in appropriate English Language Learner programs.
The test is structured around the four major language domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a balance of constructed-response and multiple-choice items. A combination of tasks allows for an easy way to screen students’ basic level of English proficiency. The LAS Links Placement Test considers that students coming into classrooms faced with higher language demands to participate in instruction.
The test is based on three dimensions of language proficiency: conversational fluency (communicative language), discrete English skills (specific aspects of English linguistic knowledge), and academic language.
English Language teachers can set reaching expectations for their ESL students, accelerate English language acquisition, and ensure equity for all English learners.
Summit K12 Language Development is evidence-based, aligns with LAS Links, WIDA, as well as The Common Core.
Ensure your K–12 English learners are making steady progress toward their English Language Proficiency Growth Goals throughout the year and are prepared for Fall and Spring 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 LAS Links Speaking and Writing Rubrics
Was created to differentiate across 6 Grade bands: K, 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
With interactive, engaging video lessons written for all English Language Learners the Proficiency Level at six different grade bands, covering all five ELD standards, Connect to Literacy supports growth in all four domains with just 30-60 minutes of practice a week.