Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)
OELPA Test Window and Results
The 2018 OELPA test window is closed. Please make sure all paper tests (K-1 writing supplement and K-12 paper/pencil tests) have been returned. Please make sure all Directions for Administration
manuals have been returned. The Directions for Administration manuals are secure
and the district will be contacted if the manual has not been returned. Please note the Test Administration Manual is not
secure and may be discarded. Please note the similarity in the names of the manuals.
The 2018 OELPA results will be reported on May 14
. The Family Reports are scheduled for June 8
OELPA Test Window 2019
The 2019 OELPA test window is Feb. 4-March 29
. Please mark your calendar to allow testing within the test window. The 2019 OELPA results will be reported in May with the Family Reports scheduled for June.
Screener – Operational
The Screener is scheduled to be available in Ohio on Aug. 1, 2018. The administration window is open ended. Districts may administer the Screener at any time. Districts are not required to start screening on Aug. 1, 2018.
The Screener will be online; however, there will be a paper format for those students who are unable to use the online format. The Screener will be required for districts to administer at no cost to the district.
The Screener will be locally scored which means districts will score the constructed-response items. All other items will be scored by machine immediately after the response has been submitted. The scores will be merged for the final score. The local scoring will ensure timely identification of English learners.
Training for local scoring will be provided by the Department and is scheduled for May and July.