English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)


Jonathan Gibson (775) 687-9257 gibson@doe.nv.gov
Henry King (775) 687-9194 hking@doe.nv.gov
Tom Macdiarmid (775) 687-9259 tmacdiarmid@doe.nv.gov


As required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, all students who are identified as "Limited English Proficient" must be assessed annually for English proficiency in the five domains of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension. This language assessment does not replace the State English Language Arts Tests (CRT or HSPE) required by state law. All LEP students must participate in the state assessments as well as the assessment of English Language proficiency. 

    Nevada has joined the WIDA Consortium to provide our English Language Proficiency Examination.  Please visit their website for more information: