Ohio English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards and the Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for English Language Proficiency describe expectations for the effective instruction of all students who are English learners, including those with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards apply to all English learners attending Ohio’s public and nonpublic schools in grades K-12. The Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards are the basis for integrated English language instruction as measured by the current Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener and Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment.

Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for English Language Proficiency address the language development of all English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. These new standards correspond to the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards described above. Similarly, they are the basis for the Alternate Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment that will be operational in the 2023- 2024 school year. Educators are encouraged to use the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards and Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for English Language Proficiency for the continuum of students who are English learners, including those with significant cognitive disabilities, in English language arts, math, science and social studies. The documents are invaluable, shared points of reference by which to better understand and improve instruction for students for whom English is a new or additional language.

The Ohio K-12 ELP Standards were formally adopted with the July 29, 2021 Superintendent's Memo to Ohio Educational Agencies about EL Standards.

Ohio's ELP Standards

Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for ELP

Instructional Guide and Resources for English Learners

The purpose of the Instructional Guide and Resources for English Learners is to serve as a resource to school district personnel in the use of the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to inform instruction and support ELLs in their development of English language communication skills needed for success in school.

Professional Development

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