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.

In August 2016 there will be a screener to identify students as English language learners. More information will be forthcoming.

Please visit the OELPA FAQ for information on:

The Pre-ID file layout and Pre-ID Guidance Document are posted on the Portal under the OELPA folder. Please use the Pre-ID layout to register students.

Contacts

For more information on the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment, contact Paula Mahaley at paula.mahaley@education.ohio.gov or (614) 466-0217. For information on technology for the OELPA, contact Kirk Ross at kirk.ross@education.ohio.gov or (614) 995-4144. For information on accessibility and linguistic supports, contact Andrew Hinkle at andrew.hinkle@education.ohio.gov or (614) 644-7304.

More information about the ELPA21 consortium is located at this link. View the ELPA21 FAQ page.

ELPA21 Field Test

ELPA21 conducted a field test to collect feedback on the ELPA21 assessment system to aid in the development of the operational tests. The field test was conducted Feb. 2-March 31, 2015. Find resources and information on the field test here.

Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA)

The Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) replaced the Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA). References for the 2015 OTELA:

The studies below provide data for the English language learner and students with disabilities:

Last Modified: 1/25/2016 10:43:56 AM