English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)

Section 1111(b)7 of Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) “requires, without exception, that LEP students be assessed annually with an assessment that measures listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.”     (MS Guidelines for English Language Learners, January 2011, page 36)  This requirement includes students who require special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English Learners (ELs).  It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.

Guidelines for English Language Learners January 2011

Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual January 2013

Suggested List of Bilingual Dictionaries for ELL Students

Important Dates

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

  • Districts receive test materials and paperwork on or about March 25, 2015 
  • Additional Materials Order Window

    April 1, 2015 through April 16, 2015
    Contact MetriTech

  • Test Window
    April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015

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