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Tel. 304-558-0200
Fax. 304-558-6268
Email: dray@access.k12.wv.us

Assessment

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT

ELPA 21 (English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century)

Field Test:

West Virginia is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century, ELPA21, a group of states committed to supporting educators, member states, and the public as they adopt and implement the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and college- and career-ready standards. ELPA21 will hold its registration for the Field Test and the Platform and System Trial Oct. 6 – 17, 2014.

Our state’s participation in the computer-based Field Test and the Platform and System Trial will lead to a better operational assessment system for School Year 2015-16. The Field Test and Trial will provide administrators, educators, and students with the opportunity to test ELPA21 items, testing devices, and administration manuals.

Platform and System Trial

  • Dates: Jan. 6 – 14, 2015
  • Participation: School-based educators and administrators
  • Purpose: Gather feedback from participants to use in refining the Field Test

Field Test

  • Dates: Feb. 2 – March 13, 2015 (Testing Window)

             -Grades 9-12:  Feb. 2 – March 13, 2015

             -Grades K-8:  Feb. 16 – March 13, 2015  

  • Participation: All ELLs, including those deemed “proficient” and “exited” (see Student Participation for additional information)
  • Purpose: Inform the ELPA21 operational screener and summative assessments

Important Information:

  • Field Test FAQ (PDF)
  • Registration Walk-Through (PDF)
  • ELPA21 Hardware Specifications (PDF)
  • ELPA21 Headset Specifications (PDF)
  • Field Test/Platform and System Trial (PDF)

 

Participation in the Field Test and Platform and System Trial is voluntary and the number of participants is unlimited. For more information, contact Mami Itamochi at mitamochi@k12.wv.us or 304-558-0200.

 

2015 WESTELL TESTING WINDOW: March 16-April 24

WESTELL Material Ordering Window: January 5 - January 16

WESTELL Resources
  • Webinar - Instructions for Ordering Materials Online (PowerPoint) (Adobe) updated on 12/05/2013
  • Instructions for Ordering Materials Online (Adobe) updated on 12/05/2013
  • Pre-ID Template (Excel) updated on 11/14/2013
  • Title III Director Planning Tool (Excel)
  • Overage Request Form (Excel) updated 2/10/2014
Training Materials
  • Superintendent Letter - Clarification Regarding the Administration of WESTELL to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students (Adobe) updated 4/19/2012
  • General Administrative Training (PowerPoint)
  • Test Administrators Training (Adobe) updated 2/26/2014
  • District Test Administrator Training Material (PowerPoint) (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • District Test Coordinator Manual - Grade 3-12 (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • Test Administration Manual - Grade 3-12 (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • Speaking Test Administration (PowerPointupdated 2/11/2011
  • Speaking Scoring Rubrics (Word) updated 2/11/2011
  • Speaking Scoring Notes (Word) updated 2/11/2011
K-2 Materials
  • Kindergarten Administration Manual (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • Kindergarten Teacher Support Materials (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • 1-2 Administration Manual (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • 1-2 Teacher Support Materials (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • K-2 Inventory Assessment Training (PowerPoint)
  • K-2 Inventory Assessment Training NOTES (Word)
Communication Tools
  • FAQ - (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • ELDA Brochure - (Adobe)
  • Students Excuse Letter - (Adobe) update 2/10/2014
  • Letter to Parents in English - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
  • Letter to Parents in Spanish - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
  • Letter to Parents in Chinese - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
  • Letter to Parents in Japanese - (Adobe) updated 2/25/2013
  • Superintedent's Letter to Principals - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
Security Materials
 
2010-2011 WESTELL Results
  • Score Interpretation Guide (Adobe)
2009-2010 WESTELL Results
  • Score Interpretation Guide (Adobe)
  • State-summary Report (Adobe)
2007-08 WESTELL Results
2006-07 WESTELL Results
WESTELL Technical Reports
  • WESTELL Cut Score Study Report 2010 (Adobe)
  • Deriving WESTELL composite and comprehension scores (Word)
  • Field Test Validity Study Report (Word)
  • Technical Report 2004 Field Test Administration (Adobe)
  • Technical Report 2005 Operations and Field Tests (Adobe)
  • Technical Report 2005 Standards and Test Specs (Adobe)
  • K-2 Technical Report 2006 (Adobe)
  • Standard Setting Report (Word)
  • K-2 Supplemental Papers (Paper by Dina Castro & NAEYC) (Adobe)
  • US Department of Education timeline (Word)

 

2014 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - English (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Spanish (Adobe)

2013 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - English (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Spanish (Adobe)

2012 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - English (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Spanish (Adobe)

2011 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents (Adobe)

2010 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents (Adobe)    

2009 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents in Spanish (Adobe)
  • Sample County Analysis of WESTELL data (Excel)

SCREENING LEP STUDENTS

Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey (WMLS) - An assessment of PHLOTE (Primary Home Language Other Than English) students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing English ability used to determine their eligibility for alternative language services

Guidelines on the Identification and screening process (link)

WESTEST

West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress WVMAP - All LEP students are required to participate in the state's assessment program. See policy 2340. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/

  • The Participation Guidelines were revised in Winter 2013 (Adobe)
  • Testing Accommodations Training 1/9/2014 (Power Point)
  • Training Power Point Audio file to listen to Training
  • WESTEST Pamphlet for Parents in Spanish - (Adobe)
  • Analysis LEP Accommodations (Phase I) - (Excel)
  • Guidance Document Regarding LEP students' Participation in WVMAP (Adobe)
  • List of Bilingual Dictionaries for Use by LEP students on WVMAP assessment (Word)
  • ELL quick guide (Word)
  • 2014 General Assessment Designated Supports Accommodations (Word)
  • Assessment Participation Document for LEP Students - Revised for 2014 (Word) LEP students' participation in West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (including the WESTEST) should be determinded on an individual basis by the LEP committee using this form.

Assessing LEP Students (Powerpoint)