Grading of ELLs
ELLs must be graded using the same grading system as all other students.
Annual assessment of ELLs
• Assessment processes must align to the academic standards and PA ELPS.
• The annual state ELP assessment of ELLs is required by federal law.
20 U.S.C. §§ 6311(b)(7), 6826(b)(3)(C),(d)(2)
• The State ELP assessment must be administered annually to measure
progress and/or attainment of the student’s English language proficiency
for each language domain, i.e., reading, writing, speaking and
listening/understanding. These score results are maintained in the
student’s permanent record folder.
• The PSSA accommodations allowable for ELLs are published annually by PDE.
Visit the PDE website for the information on testing