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English Language Proficiency Test

English Language Development Assessment

Students who are learning English as a second language are assessed annually using the English Language Proficiency Test. The assessment measures proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehending English.

The English Language Proficiency Test is aligned to Louisiana’s English language development standards and is composed of tests for four grade clusters (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) in four language domains (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Test results are used to report annual progress and attainment of English proficiency for Limited English Proficiency students. 

Why ELDA?
  • To meet requirements of NCLB
  • To provide measure of English language proficiency of English language learners in grades K-12
  • To provide information for teachers and parents regarding English language learners’ proficiency in listening to, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of English
  • To show progress in attaining English language proficiency