OELPA - Additional Info from LAU


Email from ODE sent 2/11 at 6:15PM

Instructions for K-1 Paper

Students taking all four tests for K-1 (listening, reading, writing and speaking) using the paper form must use the paper test booklets that arrive on March 14. The test administration window for the paper OELPA is March 21 - April 22. Students taking all four tests using paper cannot start the tests before March 21.

Instructions for K-1 Online

Students taking all four tests online for K-1 (listening, reading, writing and speaking) must complete the tests within the online test window Feb. 29 - April 22. The K-1 online writing test is given in two parts. The first part (machine scored) is administered online to the students. The second part (hand scored) will be administered as a paper-pencil component. The online writing test must administered first, followed by the paper writing test; both parts are completed in the same day. The K-1 writing paper-pencil component for online testers will be delivered on Feb. 22 for those districts/schools that ordered the materials in TIDE. Districts must administer the K-1 writing paper tests delivered on Feb. 22 only to students taking the online test.

REMINDER: SWO Regional ESL Coordinator Survey

Mason City Schools is in the process of evaluating its ESL Coordinator position and would appreciate your input as to how your district has organized this position within the district; especially relative to roles and responsibilities, FTE status, organizational function (administrator, lead teacher, etc...) and other duties assigned. If you would please complete the attached survey by Tuesday, February 16th Laurie Frank will be happy to share the results with the Consortium once the results are complied. Thank you, in advance, for your time and feedback.

Click here for survey

REMINDER: Next Consortium Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for 2/25 (Thursday, February 25th) from 12:30 - 3:30. Please note the time. We will be meeting at the ESC.

If you have items you would like to add to the agenda, please send them to:


An agenda will be sent out later next week.