Claim 5

The ELPA has been designed to yield scores that reflect students’ knowledge and skills in relation to academic English language expectations defined in the ELD/P standards.

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Claim 5 directly supports Claim 7 (ELPA scores accurately reflect students’ proficiency in the academic English necessary to participate fully in instructional discourse conducted in English). If the ELPA is not designed such that it elicits the intended response from all students, including those with disabilities, or if the ELPA is not aligned to the state’s ELP/D standards, scores will not accurately reflect students’ English language proficiency.