Helping All English Learners Succeed
The Collaborative for the Alternate Assessment of English Language Proficiency (CAAELP) meets a long-standing need for one of the most underserved student populations — an English language proficiency (ELP) assessment for English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Built on the English Language Proficiency Standards for English Learners with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (CCSSO, 2019), the Alt ELPA will be the first standards-based ELP assessment designed specifically for this deserving group of students.
We believe all English learners can succeed in their education — including English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. This historically underserved group of students deserves a valid, reliable, and fair language assessment that respects their diverse communication experiences.
We are a multi-state collaborative of educators, state education agency leadership, assessment experts, and acclaimed researchers. Our team is comprised of
- Representatives from participating states
- UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) staff
- Technical Advisory Committee
- Communities of Practice
- Leading researchers and innovators
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