Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education


The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) is a group of states committed to supporting educators, member states, and the public as they adopt and implement the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and college- and career-ready standards. ELPA21’s assessment system will provide information to inform instruction so that all English language learners (ELLs) leave high school prepared for college and career success.
2020-2021 ELPA21 - LiveBinders Link

Pre-recorded "2020 Dynamic Screener Update" webinar - July 24, 2020 (pdf) (recording)

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ELPA21 Calendar of Events
Effective Date: September 1, 2014
Revised Date: July 24, 2019

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Alan D. Lytle
English Learners Assessment Specialist & Title III Co-Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
#4 State Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1071
Phone: 501-682-4468
Fax: 501-682-4886

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