The OELPA (Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment)
will be given for the first time in the winter of 2016. Formerly the OTELA (Ohio Test of English Language
Acquisition) was given to all identified students to determine their English
Language Proficiency Level.
In order to exit an ELL program in the State of Ohio,
identified students must demonstrate the ability to comprehend, speak, read and
write the English language at a level in which they are able to:
Achieve successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English
Meaningfully participate in academic assessments in English
Participate fully in society in the United States
A student has attained the required level of English proficiency
to exit a district’s LEP program when the student:
Student success is consistently monitored by the
ELL tutor at Mayfield City Schools.
Obtains a composite score of 5 on the OELPA; or
Obtains a composite score of 4 on the OELPA and completes a trial period of mainstream instruction and obtains a composite score of 4 or above on the OELPA during the trial period of mainstream instruction.