Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessments
Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)
The 2023 OELPA testing window is Jan. 30-Mar. 24, 2023
. Please visit Ohio’s English Language Proficiency Assessments Portal
for additional information on the OELPA.
The initial paper test materials on-time order window will be open in TIDE Nov. 14-18
for districts and schools to request paper accommodated materials for the spring 2023 OELPA.
Alternate Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (Alt-OELPA)
To ensure all English learners have a meaningful way to demonstrate their progress to English proficiency, the Department developed the Alt-OELPA for English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The English Language Proficiency Standards-Extended
are the basis for the Alt-OELPA. The Alt-OELPA and its resources will be hosted on the OELPA test portal
beginning October 3. The test window for the Alt-OELPA operational field test is Feb. 6-Mar. 31, 2023
. The Alt-OELPA performance standards will be established in summer so student scores will be reported to districts and parents in September 2023. Refer to the Alt-OELPA web page
for more information on the Alt-OELPA, including the Alt-OELPA Participation Guidelines