K-8 District Test
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K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)

6/4/2018

OELPA Results 

On May 14 the spring 2018 OELPA results were made available in the Online Reporting System. There were some issues with the results posted for the students who had a domain exemption. If the result indicated an “N” rather than an “E”, the district may not have entered the exemption before testing began. The AIR results will not be changed. The exemption may be entered in EMIS using the code “L”.
 
The “L” code is listed in EMIS for the student who has a disability for which no vendor accommodation exists. This code is used for the domain exemption.
 
The Family Reports are scheduled for delivery to districts 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 was provided by the Department in May through a Power Point that has been posted on the OELPA web page and on the portal. Please direct questions to Paula Mahaley at paula.mahaley@education.ohio.gov and Kurt Taube at kurt.taube@education.ohio.gov. Districts that would like a Skype presentation on the training may contact Paula Mahaley.
 

Home Language Usage Survey 

Translations of the Home Language Usage Survey have been posted at this link.