ELPA21 Assessment System

Nebraska’s English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)

Nebraska is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century, ELPA21, a group of states that designed and developed an assessment system for English learners.  The system is based on the NE ELP Standards and addresses the language demands needed to reach college and career readiness.  The ELPA21 assessment system currently includes screener and summative assessments.  For a one-page quick guide for each of these assessments, click below:

Cambium Assessments (CAI) is the vendor for the ELPA21 in Nebraska.  All resources, materials, and system access for the screener and summative assessments can be found on the NE AIR portal at: https://ne.portal.cambiumast.com/

Nebraska ELPA21 Help Desk
Hours: 7:00AM to 7:00PM Central Time, Monday – Friday (except holidays)
Phone: 1.866.287.5617
Email: neelpa21helpdesk@cambiumassessment.com
Chat:
https://ne.portal.cambiumast.com/contact.html

2022-2023 ELPA21 Important Dates

  • July 1, 2022 – Redesignate as English Fluent any ELs who tested proficient
  • October 31 – November 17, 2022 – Initial window to order summative paper, large print, and Braille Summative assessments
  • January 9, 2023 – Deadline to have all ELs identified in district SIS for NDE data pull for ELPA 21 Summative Testing
  • January 23 – March 10, 2023 – Additional window to order paper, large print, and Braille Summative assessments
  • February 6 – March 17, 2023 – ELPA21 Summative Window
  • February 21 – March 31, 2023 – ELPA21 Summative Non-Participation Codes Window
  • May 1, 2023 – Summative scores available
  • July 1, 2023 – Redesignate as English Fluent any ELs who tested proficient
Updated September 14, 2022 10:20am