According to Iowa Code section 280.4, a limited English proficient student is defined as follows: "a student's language background is in a language other than English, and the student's proficiency in English is such that the probability of the student's academic success in an English-only classroom is below that of an academically successful peer with an English language background." The term English Language Learners (ELL) will replace the term Limited English Proficient (LEP).
Ordering the TELPA
To administer the Tennessee English Language Placement Assessment (TELPA) it is necessary to place two separate orders:
- One order for materials for test administration from Measurement Inc.
- One order for student bubble answer sheets from Northwest AEA.
For instructions on ordering the TELPA visit Northwest AEA's TELPA webpage.
Administering the 2013 I-ELDA Webcasts
Logistics for Ordering, Scheduling, and Returning Materials (44:22) (2013-01-07)
Administering and Scoring the K-2 Assessments (33:44) (2013-01-07)
Administering and Scoring the 3-12 Assessments (1:37:11) (2013-01-07)
Educating Iowa's English Language Learners: A Handbook for Administrators and Teachers - The handbook gives Iowa educators a picture of the unique needs of English Language Learners (ELL). It offers a guide for providing equal access to the quality education available in the state. The handbook will primarily benefit those responsible for designing and implementing programs in local school districts.
ELL Determination Letter (2009-04-20)
Assessment of ELL
Guidelines for Implementing English Language Proficiency Standards in Iowa - Provides Iowa school districts with guidance in the implementation of English language proficiency standards.