Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)
Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom
Ohio is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium which developed the English language proficiency assessment based on the English Language Proficiency Standards. The test administered in Ohio is the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and is based on the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards.
The OELPA is interactive for students; reduces turnaround time on reporting results; improves efficiency of data collection and management; increases security of test content and student data; and reduces administrative burdens on school and district staff members.
There will be a screener to identify students as English language learners for school year 2017-18. More information will be forthcoming including the specific date when the screener will be available.