Students who have qualified for services in Northshore’s English Learners (EL) program take the annual English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA 21). This test is given each winter to measure students’ continuing progress in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.

The State of Washington requires that students who are eligible for English Learners services take the ELPA21 yearly. This includes students who are eligible but whose parents have refused services. Parents may still opt out of services for the next school year if they wish.

After the winter test you will receive your student’s score report by the next fall. Results will show individual growth based on reading, writing, speaking, and listening and on measuring the language skills your child needs to fully access the general education curriculum.

Please contact the EL staff at your child’s school for more information or the EL program at 425-408-7684.