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Connecting Assessment, Language, and Learning. Today’s Agenda. Meeting TEA testing requirements What is LAS Links ™? L, S, Subtests Adding it up LAS Links ™ Support. TEA Approved Test List. What is LAS Links ™ ?.

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today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Meeting TEA testing requirements
  • What is LAS Links™?
  • L, S, Subtests
  • Adding it up
  • LAS Links™ Support
what is las links
What is LAS Links™?
  • LAS Links™ is a comprehensive system of assessment and instructional tools designed to promote English language proficiency.
  • LAS Links™ identifies your ELL population as required by Title III
  • Measures the 4 domains set forth by NCLB
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Reading
    • Writing
alignments
Alignments
  • The LAS Links™ Assessment is aligned to TESOL standards
  • The LAS Links™ Instructional Guidance is aligned with the ELPS
  • The LAS Links™ proficiency levels are aligned to the TELPAS proficiency levels for Listening and Speaking
      • this provides valuable information on all ELLs at the beginning of the school year which allows teachers to make data driven decisions when planning instruction
      • Validates LAS Links and TELPAS scores
las links subtests
LAS Links Subtests

Speaking: 5 - 10 minutes (Individually Administered)

Listening: 10 - 15 minutes (Group Administered)

Reading: 35 to 45 minutes (Group Administered)

Writing: 35 to 45 minutes (Group Administered)

speak in words
Speak in Words

Speaking Subtest

Description:

Students respond with single words or short phrases to identify the object and answer questions related to those objects. What is it? What is it used for?

Examples:

C, I, or NR

speak in sentences
Speak in Sentences

Speaking Subtest

Description:

The examiner points to each cue picture and directs the student to respond to prompts such as “Tell me what is happening in the picture”

Example:

Holistic Scoring

speaker notes scoring speak in sentences
Speaker Notes – Scoring: Speak in Sentences

Use 2 as your anchor score

Does his answer satisfy the task by telling you a sentence that relates to the prompt?

No

Yes

0

No Response

HL

2

Errors Present

1

Isolated Words

3

No Errors Present

make conversation
Make Conversation

Speaking Subtest

Description:

Students respond to the Examiner’s prompts such as “Tell someone to do something.”

Example:

Holistic Scoring

speaker notes scoring make conversation
Speaker Notes – Scoring: Make Conversation

Use 2 as your anchor score

Does his answer satisfy the task by telling you a sentence that relates to the prompt?

No

Yes

0

No Response

HL

2

Errors Present

1

Isolated Words

3

No Errors Present

tell a story
Tell a Story

Speaking Subtest

Description :

The Examiner starts a story and the student completes the story by explaining what is happening in a series of four pictures

Example :

The man lost his wallet…

Holistic Scoring

speaker notes scoring tell a story
Speaker Notes – Scoring: Tell A Story

Use 3 as your anchor score

Does his answer have a storyline? A beginning, middle and end?

No

Yes

1

Isolated Words

0

No Response

HL

3

Errors Throughout

4

Fluent with minor error(s)

2

Subject and predicate

las links test content
LAS Links™ – Test Content

Listening:

  • Listen for Information
  • Listen in the Classroom
  • Listen and Comprehend

All Listening items are multiple choice in format and evaluate listening comprehension of stated facts, inference and critical thinking skills.

This section can be group-administered

scoring tabulation
Scoring Tabulation
  • LAS Links™combines Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing scores into an Overall Proficiency Level
    • Descriptors of each overall proficiency level is provided in the Interpretation Guide
  • LAS Links™ reports in Number Correct, Scaled Score and Proficiency Level for all grades (K-12)
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3

Grade 3

Oral Level 2

3

16

6

7

13

3

6

446

29

1

3

13

16

13

438

1

16

479

3

3rd Grade Form A

las links espa ol1
LAS Links Español™
  • Measures the four domains:
      • Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
  • Is normed with proficient Spanish speakers from Latin America
  • Is not a translation of LAS Links™
      • follows the same flow and format of LAS Links™
      • parallel training for LAS Links™ and LAS Links Español™
      • reports in total scores, scaled scores and proficiency levels
your las links support
Your LAS Links™ Support

Nina Trigger

Evaluation Consultant andLanguage Assessment Specialist

(361)452-0445

[email protected]

Customer Service: 800-538-9547

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