Evaluating the Validity of English Language Proficiency Assessments

The Evaluating the Validity of English Language Proficiency Assessments (EVEA) project brought together a consortium of five states – Washington, Oregon, Montana, Indiana, and Idaho – with a team of researchers and a panel of experts to develop a comprehensive framework for considering the meaning and utility of scores from English language proficiency assessments (ELPAs).

The resulting framework can be adapted by any state and used to assess the validity of a state's ELPAs. This work culminated with the creation of a comprehensive website that provides tools and resources to states to evaluate the validity of their ELPAs. These resources include the theory of action, evaluation models, study designs and instruments, bibliographies, presentations, and white papers. For more information, visit the EVEA website.