Posted on 08/20/2012 at 10:32 AM by Global Reach

From Dr. Jobi Lawrence
Phone: 515.281.3805

Northwest AEA is ready to assist in a venture as a partner to you and your school. Dr. Jobi Lawrence, Title lll Education Program Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education, would like to invite you to participate in a study of a placement test that assesses the ELL students entering your district. The study is to confirm the alignment of the Tennessee English Language Placement Assessment (TELPA) with the Iowa English Language Development Assessment (I-ELDA).

The results of this study will determine if the TELPA will be used to replace the LAS and the IPT which are currently in use. If this assessment is adopted, the test will define an entry level English Proficiency when the student enters the district so we can capture the first year growth.

If you would like to participate in the study please have your Superintendent fill in the Consent to Participate form and send it back to:

Iowa Department of Education
Attn: Mary Smith
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146


By e-mail to Mary Smith

IF you choose to participate in this study the test materials will be of no cost to your district.  Testing materials will only be of no cost to districts while the study is being conducted.
To obtain TELPA testing materials please contact your AEA consultant.

    Directions for filling out front page of scantron: PLEASE READ
    Directions for returning TELPA scantrons

Northwest AEA is working in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Education on this study and is collecting and processing the data. For further information please contact Sherri Anderson at Northwest AEA.

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