English Language Proficiency Improvement Measure


To help ensure English learners’ equitable access to school success, this measure accounts for how well a district or school meets its federal obligation of assisting English learners in their acquisition of English language proficiency. English Language Proficiency Improvement is one of the elements of the Gap Closing component. 

The English Language Proficiency Improvement measure quantifies the improvement English learners make toward English language proficiency. The measure relates to gains in proficiency as measured by individual student performance on the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA). Districts and schools identify initial level of proficiency of English learners using the OELPA. Based on a student’s proficiency on the initial administration of the OELPA, a target for annual improvement is established for the student. The district and school then provides services to the student based on the student’s proficiency level. When the student is administered the OELPA in the following year, each student’s improvement will be measured to evaluate whether the student met or exceeded the annual improvement target. 

Technical Fact

This measure includes only current English learners; students are no longer included once they reach proficiency on the OELPA. If a student scores proficient on the first administration of the OELPA, the student will be identified as having met the improvement target in that year. 

Last Modified: 9/13/2019 9:24:20 AM