|Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA2)|
Posted Date: 01/03/2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As outlined by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, identified English learner (EL)students that are enrolled in Kansas schools are entitled to services that ensure students can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services. The Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA2) measures the English language proficiency of EL students.
Kansas administers KELPA2 to measure student progress toward such proficiency
based on English Language Proficiency Standards. These standards were designed to allow students to gain English proficiency and to learn other subjects at the same time. Each KELPA2 assessment is broken into four parts, corresponding with the four language domains: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
All students who are identified as ELs must take KELPA2, whether or not they
are receiving instructional services. Building test coordinators (counselors) and ESOL teachers will administer the KELPA2 to all EL students in grades K-12 between February 4th and March 8th. School staff works closely with core teachers to schedule an appropriate testing time. Although the test is untimed, students will spend about 20- 40 minutes on each section.
EL students continue to qualify for services until they score “proficient” in all four language domains for one year. The 2017-2018 test results will be reported to parents at the beginning of next school year.
For questions please email Sarah Wilborn firstname.lastname@example.org