Two Innovative Approaches: Score Reporting on English Language Proficiency Assessment Aligned to New ELD Standards

Friday, June 30, 2017: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
JW Grand Ballroom - Salon 2 (JW Marriott Austin)
  • 2017 NCSA Baron ETS ELPAC .pptx (553.6 kB)
  • NCSA_Hansen_ELPA21.pdf (1.3 MB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Critical Issues and Considerations for Reporting
    2. Innovative Solutions to Assessment and Accountability
    Several states have recently adopted new English Language Development standards which emphasize the integration of skills among the different language domains (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Innovation in both test scoring and score reporting are required for these assessments. This symposium presents two approaches to score reporting for these types of assessments. ELPA21 has developed a new assessment that reflects the interdependence of language domains. The newly developed assessments incorporate a new scoring approach and a robust reporting scale for measuring growth. Similarly, the ELPAC is aligned to the California's new ELD standards which emphasize the importance of integrated skills (e.g., speaking and listening). Scoring and scaling of the ELPAC will support reporting on integrated language skills. To set and report cut scores, a standard setting design is presented which allows educators to consider the assessment evidence mapping to language skills and acknowledge the integrated nature of language development.
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