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1/22/2014 2:14:00 PM
ELPA Allowable Resources and Restricted Resources Reminders

The 2012-13 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opened on Wednesday, January 8. The list below outlines the allowable resources for use during ELPA administration. This list and additional information can be found on page H-3 and H-4 of Appendix H of the Test Administration Manual.

Allowable Resources During Administration of the ELPA
  • New for 2013-14: Enlarged print size (previously listed as an accommodation)
    • Print size refers to the font size that displays on the screen; the selected print size also applies to printed reading passages or test items for students with the print-on-request restricted resource.
    • The default print size is 14 pt for Grades K-3 and 12 pt for grades 4-high school. Districts may assign enlarged print size for individual students up to 3x magnification, either through TIDE or through the TA Approval screen. Students may also manually adjust the print size for individual items from the Student Interface.
  • Blank scratch paper (Must be securely shredded immediately following each testing event) or individual erasable whiteboards
  • ELPA Scoring Rubrics for hand-scored items
    • Only the Official ELPA Scoring Rubrics for Short Speaking Response, Speaking Extended Response, and Writing Extended Response found online at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=2346 are allowed during the ELPA. They should be made available to students at any grade in printed form, if requested.
  • Printed reading passages
    • Consistent with the prohibition of student coaching and leading students through instructional strategies, students must initiate the request to print reading passages from the online test. Test Administrators (TAs) may not prompt students to print reading passages.
    • All printed reading passages must be collected and securely shredded immediately following each testing event. Students may not keep printed reading passages for use during future testing events.
  • Highlighter, marker, pen, and pencil
  • Auditory amplification devices, hearing aids, noise buffers
  • Transparent sheets (clear or tinted) to protect test materials or to improve focus
  • Masks/markers to limit distractions
  • Headset
  • ODE-provided ELPA keyboard navigation symbols
    • Only the ODE-provided ELPA keyboard navigation symbols found online at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=2346 are allowed during the ELPA. They should be made available to students at any grade in printed form, if requested.


The list below outlines the restricted resources for use during ELPA administration. This list and additional information can be found on page H-4 of Appendix H of the Test Administration Manual.

Restricted Resources During Administration of the ELPA
  • Exclusion of ELPA domain (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
    • Exclusion of an ELPA domain may only be set for qualifying individual students and will require the district to mark this as a restricted resource for that student in the OAKS Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) prior to test administration.
    • See p. H-6 for guidance on determining which students may benefit from this restricted resource.


Restricted resources are any computer-based application, tool, functionality, or a non-electronic resource approved by the Accommodations Panel that does not interfere with the measured construct, but has restricted availability and requires district documentation of individual student need prior to its use.

Please note:
Students whose IEPs required exemption of both the Reading and Listening domains (students taking either Speaking only or Speaking and Writing) will need to contact their ESD Helpdesk Partners PDF for assistance in programming those particular exemptions.
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