(Information Provided by the Ohio Department of Education)
State assessments in a variety of formats that assist in providing accommodations to students whose Limited English Proficient (LEP) status allows for use of special testing accommodations. All students coded LEP are to receive extended time and the use of a dictionary during testing. Eligible LEP students may receive additional testing accommodations if they meet the following three conditions:
- have been enrolled in US schools less than three years;
- scored at a beginning or intermediate level in Reading on a test of English Language Proficiency; and
- scored at a beginning or intermediate level in Writing on a test of English Language Proficiency.
Ohio State Tests:State and Federal law require an annual assessment of K-12 Limited English Proficient (LEP) students to measure their English language proficiency. The Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) is the assessment used for testing English language proficiency for Ohio LEP students in Grades K-12.