ELPA21: Score Interpretation and Standard Setting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Lone Star Ballroom - Salon B (JW Marriott Austin)
  • NCSA Score Reporting and Standard Setting.Integrated Deck. 6.28.17.pptx (4.7 MB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Innovative Solutions to Assessment and Accountability
    English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) is a consortium of states that developed an innovative English language proficiency (ELP) assessment. ELPA21 measures the English language skills necessary for students to engage and succeed in grade-level academic content associated with college- and career-readiness standards at a level comparable to their non-EL peers. ELPA21 reports skills on four domains–Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening–but uses profiles of performance on the four domains, rather than rely upon a single composite score, to determine overall proficiency. Doing so required innovation in standard setting and psychometric methods and was supported by the use of multiple sources of data to identify, and multiple methods to validate, the profiles associated with different levels of proficiency. The presenters describe the ELPA21 innovations, methods, measurement models, and analytic approaches. The policy and instructional implications of these innovations are discussed by an ELPA21 state representative.
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