Welcome, Test Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for Nebraska ELPA21 system tools and resources.

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  • Submitting ELPA21 Tests

    If you have any concerns regarding an ELPA21 test or a speaking response recording, please have the student PAUSE the test. Contact the Help Desk for assistance resolving the issue. Do not submit the test until the issue is resolved. If students are recording speaking responses but there is no sound during the playback of the recordings, please verify that the mute button on the headset has not been accidently engaged.

    Added February 13, 2018
  • Update to Chrome OS Secure Browser

    An update to the Chrome OS Secure Browser (version 3.1) will be posted in the Chrome web store for download next week. We have received some Help Desk cases indicating that student’s Chromebooks occasionally “go to sleep” when the student is in the middle of a test session but is taking a long time to read a passage or think about the response to a question. This update will over-ride the Chromebook’s settings and prevent a Chromebook from powering down and “going to sleep” while the student is taking a test. The updated Secure Browser will only prevent the Chromebook from powering down while the student is logged into a test. At all other times the Chromebook’s settings will determine when the Chromebook power down. Installation of this update is voluntary. Students will be able to continue to test on Chromebooks where it has not been installed.

    Added February 13, 2018
  • Assigning Temporary IDs for ELPA21 Screener

    Temporary IDs for administering ELPA21 Screener should only be assigned to actual students who do not yet have a permanent SSID and who will not receive a permanent SSID before they need to take the Screener. Temporary IDs should NEVER be used for the purpose of creating “fake” students so that TAs can practice administering the test. Creating “fake” students to practice with the test is an egregious security violation of the test. The creation of “fake” students will also create errors in school and district reporting in ORS and therefore cannot be permitted. Temporary IDs should only be used for real students and they should be changed to permanent SSIDs as soon as a permanent SSID is available for the student. Please always review the training materials and the ELPA21 Screener Test Administration Manual found on your state’s testing portal if there are questions about administering the Screener. The Help Desk and your state-level ELPA21 representatives are also available as needed.

    Added August 25, 2017
  • Translating Individual Student Score Reports

    Individual Student Score Reports (ISRs) for the 17-18 Screener can be printed in English, Marshallese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese from within the Online Reporting System (ORS). In addition to these languages that are available within ORS, a S'Gaw Karen translation of the Screener ISR template is available in the Resources section of the portal. Translations of the Achievement Level Descriptors into Marshallese, Russian, S'Gaw Karen, Spanish, and Vietnamese are also available in the Resources section of the portal.

    Added August 17, 2017
  • Individual Student Report (ISR) templates translated into S’gaw Karen, Spanish, and Vietnamese have been posted in the Resources section of the Nebraska Portal under General Information. ELPA21 Achievement Level Descriptors in English, S’gaw Karen, Spanish, and Vietnamese are also available in the General Information section of the Nebraska Portal.

    Added May 19, 2017
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