Claim 8

ELPA scores/ performance levels are used appropriately to inform decisions related to assessment system goals.

Underlying assumptions: Depending on context and interest, states could test the following underlying assumptions to evaluate this claim:

General:
Exit decisions:
Program decisions:
Instructional decisions:
Related claims:

The appropriate use of scores in relation to assessment system goals is dependent on the primary claim (Claim 7) that ELPA scores accurately reflect students’ proficiency in the academic English necessary to participate fully in instructional discourse conducted in English. Even if the appropriate stakeholders use scores in appropriate ways, the achievement of intended goals and outcomes relies on scores that are accurate and meaningful indicators of students’ skills.