Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA)
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Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment


The Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) determines student eligibility for English language development (ELD) services. The WELPA annually assesses growth in English language development by the state’s English language learners. This assessment tests reading, writing, listening and speaking knowledge and skills.

The WELPA consists of two tests:

  • The Placement Test is used to determine initial student eligibility for English language development (ELD) services. The Placement Test is given to all students whose families answer “yes” to question #2 on the Home Language Survey: “Is your child’s first language a language other than English?”
  • The Annual Test is given to all students who qualified for ELD services with a Placement Test. It measures students’ growth in English language knowledge and skills. Results from this test determine which students are eligible to continue to receive ELD services.
  • Information about the WELPA: English | Amharic | Arabic | Cambodian | Japanese | Korean | Marshallese | Nepali | Punjabi | Russian | Samoan | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese

 

What's New

ELPA 21 Educator Recruitment

WELPA (Annual) Return of Materials Workshop

WELPA Annual Assessment Coordinators Manual

Training for Administering and Scoring the Annual WELPA
Recorded Presentation and Materials

To Access Trainings and Order Additional Placement Tests, refer to CTB.com User Guide

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