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1 Limited English Proficiency Assessment Grace Gray ELP Assessment Program Manager, Department of Education & Early Development New District Test Coordinators September 2010, Anchorage, Alaska

2 You Need to Know… What are the acronyms? Who is involved? When does it take place? How will it impact you?

3 What are the acronyms… ELP – English Language Proficiency LEP – Limited English Proficient IPT – IDEA Proficiency Test ELL – English Language Learner ESL – English as a Second Language I love acronyms!

4 Who is involved… ELP test coordinators have been assigned in your district Responsible for training and/or administering the IDEA Proficiency Test (IPT) developed by Ballard & Tighe, distributed and scored by Pearson. Limited English Proficient (LEP) pupils must be: 4 AAC Identified within 30 days after the start of the year. Tested annually using state-wide assessment IPT Exited when a proficient score on the IPT is received. Monitored for two years after exiting LEP status

5 When do things happen… ELP Test Coordinator training in Anchorage Order IPT test materials based on district enrollment Submit a file for pre-id labels Receive shipment of IPT materials Train district personnel to administer the IPT

6 When do things happen… Test window begins Feb. 1 End of test window, March 31 Return completed tests for scoring Student 2011 reports posted for districts to distribute *ELP reports removed from SchoolHOuse

7 Know where the answers are… The departments Web site is available to districts FAQs Latest memorandums Updated materials ELP guidance for teachers and coordinators

8 Department Support Grace Gray, Alternative & ELP Assessment Program Manager, , Janacie Peters, Assessment Clerk ,


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