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8/23/2012 6:25:00 PM
New ELPA Feature for 2012-13: Exempting Domains for Students on an IEP or 504 Plan

Due to the nature of some student's disability, a student's IEP or 504 Plan might exempt the student from responding to a particular domain of the English Language Proficiency Assessment (reading, writing, speaking, or listening). For instance, students with a hearing impairment might have an IEP or 504 Plan that exempts them from the listening domain. New for 2012-13, as a restricted resource, districts may exempt a student from an ELPA domain in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). This new restricted resource will ensure that the student does not receive any items from the exempted domain when taking the ELPA and will replace the need for TAs to enter false responses through the student interface as in past years. For students who test with this new restricted resource, the student's ELPA score will be generated based on the remaining domains.

Note: This restricted resource may only be entered by either the DTSA or DSA and must be entered prior to approving the student to start the ELPA. Once a student has been approved to start the ELPA, the district may no longer set this restricted resource for the student. In addition to setting this restricted resource in TIDE, districts must also ensure that the student's IEP code is entered correctly in Student Centered Staging using the ELPA "Only" IEP test administration codes found in Appendix J - Accessing Student Scores Online of the Test Administration Manual.

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