Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

English Language Learners/Title III

Program Management 

Toolkit for Administrators - Important information & strategies for successfully serving EL students in your school

Lau Plan Guidance - Each school is required by federal law to have an updated Lau plan indicating how the school will run their LIEP programming.

ELPA21

Timeline - Month by month timeline of events related to the ELPA21 assessments (Screener & Summative)>

Screener flowchart - Use this to determine if screening is necessary.

Screener Checklist - Steps to take to be prepared to give the ELPA21 screener

Achievement Level Descriptors - Use this to identify what skills your students should exhibit in each domain (listening, reading, speaking, writing) based on their proficiency levels

Trainings

All trainings are found on AEA Learning Online

Any modules in red are required for certification and must be completed each year:

Introduction to the ELPA21 Online Assessment Systems:

  • Gearing Up for ELPA21 Assessment 2018-2019

Dynamic Screening Assessment:

  • Dynamic Screener Training 2018-2019 (consists of two modules)

ELPA21 Summative Assessment:

  • Administering the ELPA21 Summative Assessment 2019 (for 1st Year Test Administrators), or

  • Administering ELPA21 Summative Assessment Refresher Course (for Previously Certified Test Administrators)

  • Accessing, Interpreting, and Using ELPA21 Results

Special Populations:

  • Administering ELPA21 Paper Test Forms as an Accommodation (Required to administer an accommodated paper test.)

  • Assessing ELs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities and/or Alternate Forms of Communication (Required if testing students in this population.)

Special Roles:

  • ELPA21 Test Coordinator Training 2019 (for District, Building, and Nonpublic Coordinators)

  • ELPA21 Technology Coordinator Training 2019 (for those supporting the necessary technology set-up)

Professional Development Options

  • SupportEd online professional development courses for classroom teachers to gain strategies for supporting EL students in their content classes.

  • ICLC - Iowa’s annual Culture and Language Conference is held the first week of November in Iowa City.

    • Visit the conference website for information on:

      • Pre-conference strands

      • Keynote & featured speakers

      • Hotel and registration information

    • Title III funds can be used to pay for registration and hotel for PLAEA teachers & administrators

  • TESOL - International Convention and Language Expo held in the Spring each year

    • Pre-conference strands

    • Keynote & featured speakers

    • Hotel and registration information

      • Visit the convention website for information

      • Title III funds can be used to pay for registration and hotel for PLAEA teachers & administrators

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