All students in grades K-12 in Nebraska who are eligible to receive ELL services participate in the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21). It consists of online tests of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. There is a paper written section for students in Kindergarten and first grade. Students’ scores are used for state and federal reporting and in decisions about continuation of ELL services.
Nebraska is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century, ELPA21, a group of states that designed and developed an assessment system for English learners. The system is based on the Nebraska ELP Standards and addresses the language demands needed to reach college and career readiness.
For more information about assessments given in LPS, you can reach out to our Assessment and Evaluation department.
For more information on the ELPA21 assessment you can visit the Nebraska Department of Education website: