A MEASURED MATCH
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) is now part of CRESST at UCLA.
“The ELPA21 partnership will build on our extensive expertise and innovations in educational assessment, technology, and psychometrics. The unique opportunity it provides is a perfect fit for CRESST’s mission and interests.”
– LI CAI, DIRECTOR OF CRESST
“ELPA21’s goal is to provide assessments that best measure English language learners’ mastery of the communication demands of states’ rigorous academic standards. CRESST has collaborated with ELPA21 from the start, providing valuable oversight and developing our innovative proprietary scoring method. We’re excited about the potential this partnership unlocks.”
– CAT STILL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ELPA21 AT CRESST
CRESST has been a key partner to ELPA21 from the beginning. We continue to provide critical input and guidance, contributing to the development of the assessment system and ELPA21’s ongoing success.
ELPA21 is an assessment system that supports states and educators as they adopt and implement the English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards. This system was developed by states for states – and this dynamic will continue as it ensures state guidance for educators and provides members with a secure place to network, problem-solve, and learn from one another.
ELPA21 offers a suite of ELP assessments that incorporates the latest understanding of language development to provide concise instruments to support students and educators. These assessments are innovative and technologically based, which serves to communicate fast and meaningful information to schools and educators. The ultimate goal is for all ELLs to leave high school equipped for college and career success. In support of this effort, CRESST aims to develop innovations to advance scoring and test delivery to improve the efficiency of the ELPA21 assessment system.
As we look to the future, we will continue to bridge the gap between the operational burden of test administration and the precision of the overall instruments. We look forward to leveraging the latest advancements in technology-based testing and analysis to continually improve results for our students.