Office of English Language Proficiency

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Office of English Language Proficiency
(405) 522-5073

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.
Office of English Language Proficiency Assessment Calendar
ELP Band Exit Committee Request Window 8/1/23-8/25/23
WIDA Precode in Accountability Reporting 11/6/23-11/17/23
WIDA AMS Test Setup 12/13/23-3/22/24
Districts Receive Test Materials 1/8/24
Test Window 1/8/24-3/22/24
Additional Test Material Ordering Window 1/8/24-3/15/24
Deadline for Shipping Materials 3/29/24
Pre-reporting Data Validation in WIDA AMS 4/15/24-5/3/24
Districts Receive Reports in WIDA AMS 5/21/24
Data Verification (DVR) Window 5/28/24-6/12/24
Districts Receive Printed Reports 6/6/24
ELP Band Exit Request Window 8/1/24 - 8/30/24
Districts Receive Alternative ACCESS Reports-Online 9/20/24
Districts Receive Alternative ACCESS Reports-Printed 10/10/24

The Language Instruction EL and Immigrant Students Annual Performance Report FY24 is available. It is due June 30, 2024. 


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Starting the 2023-2024 SY, English learner students need be assigned a WAVE code for the type of LIEP program they have been assigned to: 

ELIS Coding: 

IS1 – Transitional Bilingual.  

IS2 – Dual Language or Two-way Immersion.  

IS3 – English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Development (ELD). 

IS4 – Content Classes with Integrated ESL Support. 

IS5 – Newcomer Programs. 

Including the coding in the WAVE will lead to the automation of our end-of-year performance reporting. Please be sure to complete this in your Student Information System. If you have questions about how to do this in your SIS, please reach out to your vendor. 


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

EL Lunch and Learn: Alternate ACCESS Accountability and Reclassification

Webinar | Slide Deck | LEA Feedback Form

EL Lunch and Learn: Planning Next Steps - Program Evaluation

Research shows that English Learners who have attained English Proficiency and become bilingual or multilingual outperform all other student groups on every academic measure.

Webinar | Slide Deck

Serving and Supporting Oklahoma's Dually Identified English Learners *New Spring 2024*

OSDE guidance intended to provide Local Education Agencies (LEAs) a common framework to accurately identify and serve English learners (ELs) who qualify for special education and related services.

English Language Development (ELD) Curriculum Review and Selection Guidance *New Fall 2023*

OSDE guidance on considerations when selecting curiculum to support English language development.

New EL District Coordinator for *2024-2025* School Year
Google form for *NEW* designated EL coordinators. If you are a new EL coordinator for your district, please fill out the form and contact the Project Manager of ELP Assessments.


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Last updated on May 29, 2024