|On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards. The standards were developed by WestEd, under contract with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and in collaboration with the eleven ELPA21 consortium states and Stanford University’s Understanding Language. Consistent with its lead role in the ELPA21 consortium, Oregon actively participated in the ELP Standards review and development process and the feedback provided was instrumental in shaping the final standards.
Oregon Department of Education staff and an advisory team will review and recommend instructional materials in August, 2014. The State Board would then adopt instructional materials in October, 2014, with the materials required to be in classrooms by the fall of the 2015-2016 school year. ELPA21, the new assessment that will be aligned to the new ELP Standards, is anticipated to replace the Oregon English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) in the 2016-2017 school year.
To view the new ELP Standards, visit: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=36.