Office of English Language Proficiency


Contact Information

Office of English Language Proficiency
OELP@sde.ok.gov
(405) 522-5073

Dr. Roni Mckee
Executive Director of English Language Proficiency
(405) 522-1220

Dr. Thomas Kirk
Director of English Language Identification & Monitoring
(405) 522-3433

Janna Corn
Director of the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) Indicator
(405) 522-1343


Director of ELP Assessments
(405) 522-0862

The Office of English Language Proficiency (OELP) provides guidance and support to teachers, districts and other stakeholders regarding legal obligations, the WIDA assessment, the ELPA Indicator, instructional practices and professional development to support English Learners (EL) in Oklahoma schools.
 

What's New in the Office of English Language Proficiency?

This guidance document explores how to serve and support Oklahoma's Newcomers, including legal obligations, programming options, instructional strategies, recommendations for family engagement, and suggested professional development.
 
Using ELP Band Exit Process for English Learners New 7.5.2022
Webinar Slide Deck
OSDE webinar discussing student eligibility requirements and submission of an ELP Band Exit appeal.
 
Developed by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and supported by OSDE, this self-paced course is aligned to the Oklahoma ESL certification framework. Staff completing all course modules will gain conceptual understanding of the content assessed through the CEOE ESL certification exam.
 
Developed by the Office of English Language Proficiency, this series of seven self-paced sessions focuses on providing effective instruction for English learners. Implementation of the strategies presented in these sessions will increase access and equity for ELs and improve academic achievement for all students.
 
Developed by the Office of English Language Proficiency, this resource is both an introduction to the new WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework and a guide to assist educators in aligning WIDA ELD and Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS)-based instruction. This series places a strong focus on determining the critical Language Features that are common in both the WIDA ELD and Oklahoma Academic Standards. 
 
An overview of the new English Language Proficiency monitoring process.
 
Oklahoma English Language Learner Identification and Placement Guidance Document New 6.1.22
Guidance document summarizing Oklahoma's English Learner identification and placement process.
 
New EL District Coordinator for 2022-2023 School Year 
Google form for new EL coordinators designation please fill out the form and contact the OELP.
 
Sign up to get the latest news and updates sent directly to your inbox via the English Learners Listserv.
 

Office of English Language Proficiency Calendar

WIDA AMS Test Setup

12/15/21-4/8/22

Districts receive Test Materials

1/7/22

Additional Material Ordering

1/7/22-4/1/22

Test Window

1/10/22-4/8/22

Deadline for Shipping materials

4/15/22

Pre-reporting Data Validation in WIDA AMS

5/2/22-5/13/22

District Receive Reports in WIDA AMS

6/6/22

DVR Window in Accountability Reporting

6/9/22-6/24/22

Districts Receive Printed Reports

6/21/22

ELP Band Exit Committee Request Window  

8/1/22-/8/26/22

 

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Last updated on August 12, 2022