The Alt ELPA is a new alternate assessment of English language proficiency designed specifically for English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are eligible to participate in Arkansas’ alternate assessment (DLM), as determined by a student's IEP team. It was developed through the CAAELP project in collaboration with state and national partners. Its purpose is to provide fair and valid information on the English language proficiency of this historically underserved group of students.

2022-2023 Alt ELPA LiveBinder


Alt ELPA web link:

Effective Date: August 1, 2022

Revised Date: August 1, 2022


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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