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This portal is your source for information about the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) Assessments.

Recent Announcements

  • MacOS v11 (Big Sur) Support Reminder

    As a reminder, new versions of macOS are blocked from accessing testing sites while Cambium Assessment confirms the new version functions properly for testing. Typically, it can take up to 90 days after release of a new version to verify support. Mac devices should not be updated to v11 until support is confirmed.

    In addition, Apple introduced three new devices to their hardware lineup that feature new ARM/Apple Silicon processors. These new devices and any others based on these new processors are not yet supported by the current secure browser.

    It is anticipated that support for both macOS v11 and the new ARM/Apple Silicon based devices will require a new secure browser.

    Watch for future communication on support updates for both macOS v11 and the new ARM/Apple Silicon based devices. If you have additional questions, contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHHelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 877-231-7809.

    Added November 18, 2020
  • iPadOS 14 Now Supported

    Cambium Assessment has completed verification of the functionality of iPadOS 14 for testing.

    Added October 26, 2020
  • iPadOS 14 Support Reminder

    As a reminder, new versions of iPadOS are blocked from accessing testing sites while Cambium Assessment confirms the new version functions properly for testing. Typically, it can take up to 90 days after release of a new version to verify support. In some instances a new Secure Browser may be required to support a new operating system version.

    iPads should not be updated to v14 until support is confirmed. For information on how to control version updates on iPads, see the Technology Guide for iPads. Watch for future communication on iPadOS support updates. If you have additional questions, contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHHelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 877-231-7809.

    Added October 18, 2020
  • OELPS Must Be Administered In-Person, No Remote Administration. 

    The Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) is part of Ohio’s standardized English learner identification. The OELPS is administered one-to-one (test administrator and student) and may not be administered remotely at this time. Districts and schools may administer the OELPS in-person to assess potential English learners if it can be done safely.  

    When schools are not able to safely administer the OELPS to potential English learners, they remain obligated to identify and serve students who would benefit from English language support and accommodations to access educational programs. To facilitate the timely identification of these students, the U.S. Department of Education has suggested the use of provisional English learner identification. For details on provisional English learner identification, please refer to the Office of Integrated Student Supports’ information for school administrators serving English learners and linguistically diverse families.

    Added August 24, 2020
  • New Ohio English Learner Tests Portal

    The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with Cambium Assessment, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) portal. The portal layout has been updated to help users more easily navigate the test systems and quickly locate resources.  The Ohio English Learner Tests Portal will be updated throughout the year, so check back frequently for the most current information. If you have questions or feedback about the new portal, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHhelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or (877) 231-7809.

    Added June 29, 2020

Welcome!

This portal is your source for information about the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) Assessments.