Posted on 08/23/2011 at 08:51 AM by Global Reach

Northwest AEA is rolling out a new ESL placement screener (TELPA). Attached is the letter from the DE explaining what the screener is about, who can participate in the pilot study and training dates. Also included is the consent form that districts must sign and return to John Scott, state ELL consultant, in order to participate in the study. If you have questions please contact Sherri Anderson at

Last spring a letter was sent to all NWAEA School District ELL Contacts with information about a new placement exam to be use to place students in ESL programs.  Earlier last week superintendents received information from the Iowa Department of Education inviting their districts to take part in a study of the TELPA, as a zero-growth point for Title III reporting of language acquisition for English Language Learners (ELL).  Attached is the letter to administrators from the DE and the participation agreement/consent.  Those districts choosing to take part in the study must complete the attached participation agreement/consent and return it to John Scott by August 30, 2011.  John’s address is listed below.  Testing materials can be ordered through NWAEA.  Please contact Carla Roghair at to place your order.

NOTE:  There will be two TELPA trainings offered via Adobe Connect Pro.  The first training will take place on August 24, 2011 from 2:00-4:30.  The second training will take place on September 1, 2011 from 2:00-4:30.  Additional information on the time for each webinar will be sent to participating districts.  If you would like to join others for this training you may attend the August 24th training at the AEA in Sioux City, Rm D or the September 1st training in the Conference Room at the AEA in Sioux Center.

John A. Scott
Education Program Consultant
Title III Director
Foreign Language Programs
Teaching and Learning Services
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

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Placement Training | | 07/10/2017 at 07:28 AM
Can you please tell me how we might see the webinar (if it is archived) and get more information about your new ESL Placement Screener? Thanks.
Lise Ragan | | 07/10/2017 at 07:28 AM
We recommend contacting John Scott at the Iowa Dept. of Education. He would be authorized to give permissions on things like this.
Liz Determan | 07/10/2017 at 07:28 AM
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placement training | | 07/10/2017 at 07:28 AM
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