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OELPA Resources Tutorials

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OELPA Screener Pilot Directions for Administration

The OELPA Screener Pilot Directions for Administration (DFA) document covers important procedures for districts and schools that are participating in the pilot. Test administrators must review the information in this manual prior to administering the pilot screener. Understanding testing procedures is essential to a successful administration.

OELPA Academic Level Descriptors

This document summarizes the Academic Level Descriptors (ALDs) for the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA). Achievement level descriptors (ALDs) describe the skills and processes that students demonstrate in language development at each tested grade level.

Understanding OELPA Reports Manual

This document has been prepared to help district and school personnel by defining and explaining elements of the score reports for the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA). Also defined and explained is the exit criteria which is used in student placement.

OELPA Test Coordinator’s Manual

The OELPA Test Coordinator’s Manual covers important policies and procedures for districts and schools that are testing online and/or on paper. District test coordinators and building test coordinators must review the information in this manual prior to the test window. Understanding testing policies and procedures is essential to a successful administration.

OELPA Test Administration Manual for Online Testers

The OELPA Test Administration Manual covers important procedures for districts and schools that are testing online. Test administrators must review the information in this manual prior to administering the OELPA. Understanding testing policies and procedures is essential to a successful administration.

OELPA Accessibility Manual

The OELPA Accessibility Manual is a comprehensive policy document providing information about the accessibility features of the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment.

The OELPA Accessibility Manual is available on the Ohio Department of Education website at the link.

Spring 2017 OELPA TDS Training Webinar

This documentation walks users through accessing and navigating the Test Administrator Interface and Student Testing Sites for the spring 2017 online OELPA administration.

OELPA Data Entry Interface User Guide

The OELPA Data Entry Interface User Guide should be reviewed by individuals that will be administering the OELPA using the accommodated paper forms. Step-by-step instructions for accessing the site and submitting student responses and scores into the Data Entry Interface can be found in this User Guide.

Spring 2017 OELPA Local Scoring for Speaking Test Training Tutorial

The Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) Speaking test is designed to be scored by test administrators who meet the criteria. As students provide responses for each question, test administrators will assign scores and record the scores in the Data Entry Interface (DEI). This tutorial provides information and training for TAs that are completing the local scoring.

Spring 2017 OELPA DEI Training Tutorial

Become confident entering student scores into the Data Entry Interface for OELPA paper testers by viewing this brief step-by-step tutorial.

Headsets for the OELPA

Districts participating in the OELPA may order headsets in advance of testing. The headset is compatible with all operating systems and devices that are supported for ELPA21 assessments delivered by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), including tablets and Chromebooks.