9-12 District
Test Coordinator
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9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

NEW! Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS)

9/6/2019

New! OELPS Web Page 

The OELPS web page was posted. The web page has Current News and Resources. Please visit.
 

New! Updated Administration Manuals 

The OELPS Test Administration and Teacher Hand Scoring System manuals are posted on the portal. The Online Reporting System Quick Guide and the Step Two Speaking Scoring Document are also posted. The Test Administration manual and the Step Two Scoring Document must be reviewed prior to administration.
 

New! OELPS Individual Score Reports – Translation 

The OELPS Individual Student Report translation templates are posted on the OELPS web page.
 

Scoring the OELPS 

Districts locally hand score the OELPS constructed-response items in the speaking and writing domains. All other items will be scored by machine immediately after the response has been submitted.
 
In Step Two, the test administrator scores the speaking questions using the 2018-2019 ELPA21 Screener Step Two Speaking Scoring Document. Step Two hand scoring is completed while the student is taking the OELPS.
 
It is important that the test administrators read the Teacher Hand Scoring System User Guide before starting the OELPS. In Step Three, the test administrator scores the speaking and writing questions using the scoring rubric presented in the THSS. Directions for the hand scoring and the rubric are in the THSS User Guide. Please note the Step Three rubrics are specific to the items which is why the rubrics are not posted on the portal. Step Three hand scoring is completed after the student logs off. The test administrator must log out of the TA Interface and then must log in to the THSS. Failure to score the student responses in Step Three will delay the results being reported in the Online Scoring System.
 

Practice Test 

There is no practice test for the OELPS. Test administrators who would like to review the screener items and the online functions should review the OELPA practice site for test administrators. Test administrators should not log in the OELPS as a practice session and use student names. This action could be a potential security violation. The OELPS is a secure state test for Steps Two and Three.