Timing Estimates for Washington 2017-18 Online Summative Assessment
|Estimated testing time for ELPA21 for all four domains
||Grade Band 2-3
||Grade Band 4-5
||Grade Band 6-8
||Grade Band 9-12
|76 Minutes||69 Minutes||95 Minutes||108 Minutes||151 Minutes||173 Minutes|
|Estimated testing time for ELPA21 per domain||Kindergarten*||Grade 1*||Grade Band 2-3||Grade Band 4-5||Grade Band 6-8||Grade Band 9-12|
|19 Minutes||18 Minutes||24 Minutes||27 Minutes||38 Minutes||44 Minutes|
These approximate times are for student work time only. Therefore, allow an additional 15-20 minutes for preparation, such as handing out testing tickets, setting up headphones, student log-in, reading directions, and other testing activities.
Student testing time can be affected by a number of factors including familiarity with the online computer testing environment, English proficiency, and other internal or external factors.
*Kindergarten and Grade 1 summative tests include a paper-pencil writing supplement that is estimated to take up to an additional 10 minutes.
Approximate amount of time for in-test instructions:
Time for instructions may vary by domain and grade level. Test administrators can plan for 5 minutes of in-test instructions at the beginning of each domain test, or 20 minutes of instructions for all four of the domains.
Number of domains that can be administered in a single session:
All domains can be administered in a single session. However, ELPA21 encourages test administrators to allow students to take a break between domains, to help prevent testing fatigue.
Maximum number of days over which a student can test:
There is no maximum number of days over which a student can test, as long as all four domains of the field test are completed during the testing window. Domains can be administered in separate sessions during the same day, or on different days entirely.
ELPA21 recommends allowing students as much time for practice as necessary for the student to become familiar with the technology skills they will need for the assessment. Generally, a 30-minute practice opportunity is sufficient for many students. Some students may need more time or multiple opportunities to practice.