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Stanford English Language Proficiency Test
(SELP)

 

Accredition: Sold only to accredited/approved schools & school districts

Age Range: Pre K-12

Administration: Paper-and-pencil

Completion Time: Approximately 40 minutes – 2 hours (untimed)

Forms: Stanford ELP: Form A for Readiness and Preliteracy levels; Forms A, B, and C for Primary – High School levels.

Scores/Interpretation: Criterion-references scores via local scanning, Ready Results or hand scoring

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Product Details

The Stanford ELP and Stanford SLP help you evaluate the listening, reading, comprehension, writing, and speaking skills of English language learners in PreK–12.

These instruments provide a comprehensive ELL assessment solution for native Spanish speakers, helping you determine whether your students speak and understand English well enough to succeed in school. In addition, the Stanford ELP can be used to assess the English language proficiency not only of Spanish speakers, but of any non-native English speakers.

Applications

Rely on the Stanford ELP and Stanford SLP to help you:

  • Measure the native-language foundation of your Spanish-speaking students to help them make the transition to English-speaking classrooms
  • Assess literacy of Spanish-speaking students
  • Determine whether students need English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction or are ready for placement into general education classes
  • Distinguish students’ capabilities regarding productive, social and academic language
  • Measure and document student progress based on five performance levels by using Forms A, B, and C at the beginning, middle, and end of the year for the Primary 1—High School levels
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and guide instruction

Features & Benefits

These tests:

  • Offer you valid, reliable, research-based assessments that fully meet No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements
  • Are based on Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and state standards
  • Include items that use language and contexts that students experience at home and in the classroom
  • Give you fast access to student information via web-based reporting with Ready Results
  • Include a variety of reports for students and groups
  • Provide ideal companions to Aprenda® 3 to help you close the academic gap between English Language Learners and the higher performing subgroups

Administration Options

Readiness level is individually administered. For Preliteracy level, Listening and Speaking subtests are individually administered; other subtests are group-administered. For Primary-High School levels, Speaking subtest is individually administered; other subtests are group-administered.

Test levels, Recommended Grade Ranges, Subtests, and Approximate Administration Times

Admin Pre-K through second grade SELP


Admin 3rd through 12 grade SELP

Content Area

Listening

SELP Listening


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The Listening subtest measures students’ comprehension of conversational English or Spanish and their understanding of sentence-level and longer discourse. At the Primary–High School levels, the teacher reads the script or plays an audiocassette or CD that gives a standardized presentation of directions and stimuli.

The subtest includes two tasks. The first task assesses the student’s skill in listening for specific information. At the Readiness–Preliteracy levels, the Listening items move from assessing simpl word/phrase comprehension to comprehension of short stories accompanied by visual prompts. At the Primary level, students listen to a short speech and/or question and then choose the picture that answers the question. At the higher levels, students listen to longer speeches and answer oral and printed questions.

The second task measures the student’s skill in responding to authentic, task-based questions. For Elementary–High School levels, students read and listen to a prompt related to a scenario represented by a large graphic. A number of items depict situations related to this scenario. For each item, students listen to a short speech and a question before choosing the correct response from among graphic options. For Readiness–Primary levels, the short scenarios are read to the students.

Early Writing/Writing Conventions

  Early Writings and Writing Conventions - Stanford English Language Proficency

The Writing Conventions subtest for Primary–High School levels measures student’s achievement in applying the principles that form effective writing. The subtest assesses students’ recognition of English or Spanish language grammatical structure, of correctly spelled words, and of conventions, punctuation, and capitalization. These concepts are measured in age-appropriate ways for the youngest ELLs.

Basic Academic Concepts/Early Reading/Reading

SELP Reading - Stanford English Language Proficency Test

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The Reading subtest measures word understanding and comprehension of different varieties of text. Questions mirror the developmental nature of good reading instruction and the kinds of materials used in exemplary programs. At the Readiness–Preliteracy levels, items are developmentally appropriate and are ordered according to increasing difficulty. At the Primary–High School levels, item types increase in difficulty, from sight-word recognition and sentence comprehension to vocabulary acquisition and comprehension of discourse.

The Reading subtest aligns with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and
assesses reading with three types of text: literary, informational, and functional. Questions measure two modes of comprehension: 1) initial understanding and interpretation, and 2) vocabulary/idioms in context.

Writing

SELP Writing - Stanford English Language Proficency Test
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The direct Writing subtest provides authentic information about students’ productive skills in English or Spanish and can be used to facilitate quick results for placement of students. At the Readiness–Preliterary levels, this subtest elicits developmentally appropriate writing performance. At the upper levels, it requires a written response to a picture prompt.

The subtest measures objectives that cannot be assessed with multiple-choice questions. For example, at the lower grade levels it assesses correct letter and word formation; at the upper levels it evaluates appropriate and precise word choice, varied sentence structure, organization of sentences, and degree of fluency.

Speaking

SELP Writing - Stanford English Language Proficency Test
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The Speaking subtest elicits a variety of discourse samples with efficient, individually administered teacher-scored tasks. This subtest measures phonemic and linguistic accuracy, informational appropriateness, and overall intelligibility in the language. Teachers read the script; or, for Primary–High School levels, the teacher also has the option of playing an audiocassette or CD with a standardized recording of all stimuli and directions.

At the Preliteracy–High School levels, the Speaking subtest includes four tasks. For the Repeat/Read Aloud task, the student repeats a word, phrase, or sentence using written and spoken prompts. For the Sentence completion tasks, the student completes the beginning of a sentence using auditory and visual prompts. For the Storytelling tasks, the student tells a story about three sequenced pictures. For the Social Interaction task, the student responds to an utterance with a single sentence.

At the Readiness level, the Speaking subtest includes three tasks. For the Repeat/Read Aloud task, the student repeats a word, phrase, or sentence using spoken prompts. For the Oral Vocabulary task, the student names objects that are presented in pictures. For the Answer Questions task, the student retells a story that is presented with a series of three pictures.

 

Scoring

Stanford ELP and Stanford SLP help educators document progress with accurate, actionable information.

Because a wide variety of language groups and levels of proficiencies describe English Language Learners, the most meaningful information compares performance to benchmarks of proficiency. Stanford ELP and Stanford SLP both provide five performance levels—Pre-Emergent, Emergent, Basic, Intermediate, and Proficient—based on a total score and each content area assessed.

Score reports also group scores into Communication Skills to provide more instructionally related information:

  • Productive (Speaking and Writing)
  • Social (Listening and Speaking)
  • Academic (Reading, Writing, and Writing Conventions)

Ready Results

Take advantage of Ready Results that allows you to scan, score, generate reports, and import test results locally.

Benefits for Administrators

  • Offers fast access to student information with web-based reporting
  • Helps meet NCLB and other accountability requirements
  • Enables you to create customized reports and generate optional group reports
  • Allows you to disaggregate data using optional online services
  • Provides longitudinal reporting to track academic progress of individuals and student groups over multiple administrations

Benefits for Teachers

  • Allows teachers to quickly generate individual and class reports by entering raw scores from the Stanford ELP or Stanford SLP
  • Helps support teaching and learning requirements
  • Ensures appropriate placement and instruction for English Language Learners with comprehensive information about the student’s proficiency level (Pre-Emergent, Emergent, Basic, Intermediate, or Proficient)

Benefits for Parents and Students

  • Provides direction for appropriate individual instruction
  • Facilitates communication with parents through student reports in Spanish

Ordering OMR Scannable Documents

If you are ordering OMR locally scannable documents, please allow 2–5 weeks for printing/delivery since these are print-on-demand documents.

Sample Reports

Ready Results: Frequency Distribution Report

View results by performance level. The report can be generated for any group or sub-group as well for multiple test administrations—on one report.


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Ready Results: Pre- and Post-Results for Scales Scores

View Scaled Score or Raw Score results over time—for groups of students or individual students.


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Ready Results: Student Profile Report

View detailed results for each student. Select only the subtests that were given. Let Ready Results find the students who are in need of intervention.


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Ready Results: Class Student List Report

View score results for each student along with his/her test date and demographic details.


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Resources

Supporting Materials

Download our brochure to learn more about this assessment solution.

SELP/SSLP Brochure (PDF - 591 KB)

Pricing & Ordering

Order Components

 
Testing Materials
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  • Answer Documents

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  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form A - Readiness
    0158429001
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form A - Elementary
    0158429044
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form A - Middle Grades
    0158429060
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form A - High School
    0158429087
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form B - Elementary
    0158429117
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form B - Middle Grades
    0158429125
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form B - High School
    0158428927
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form C - Elementary
    0158428951
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form C - Middle Grades
    015842896X
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Stanford ELP - Machine-Scorable Response Booklet / Writing Booklet Packs - Form C - High School
    0158429435
    $33.00
     
    Pkg. of 10 Each
  • Consumable/Machine Scorable Test Packs

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  • Stanford ELP Machine-Scorable Test Packs - Form A - Preliteracy
    0158429028
    $46.00
     
    Pkg. of 10
  • Stanford ELP Machine-Scorable Test Packs - Form A - Primary
    0158428919
    $46.00
     
    Pkg. of 10
  • Stanford ELP Machine-Scorable Test Packs - Form B - Primary
    0158429109
    $46.00
     
    Pkg. of 10
  • Stanford ELP Machine-Scorable Test Packs - Form C - Primary
    0158428943
    $46.00
     
    Pkg. of 10
  • Directions for Administering

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  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Readiness
    0158428129
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Preliteracy (Early Reading / Early Writing / Writing)
    0158428137
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Preliteracy (Listening / Speaking)
    0158428145
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Primary
    0158428153
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Elementary
    0158428188
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Middle Grades
    0158428218
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - High School
    0158428994
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form B - Primary
    0158428161
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form A - Elementary
    0158428196
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form B - Middle Grades
    0158428226
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form B - High School
    015842901X
    $15.00
     
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form C - Primary
    015842817X
    $15.00
     
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form C - Elementary
    015842820X
    $15.00
     
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form C - Middle Grades
    0158428900
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Directions for Administering - Form C - High School
    0158429052
    $15.00
     
    Single Copy. Must be ordered separately.
  • Reusable Test Packs

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  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form A - Elementary
    0158429303
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form A - Middle Grades
    0158429311
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form A - High School
    015842932X
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form B - Elementary
    0158428846
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form B - Middle Grades
    0158428854
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form B - High School
    0158428862
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form C - Elementary
    0158430042
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form C - Middle Grades
    0158430050
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Reusable Test Packs - Form C - High School
    0158430069
    $55.00
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
 
 
Practice Materials
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  • Practice Test Packs

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  • Stanford ELP - Practice Test Packs - Primary
    0158429257
    $14.85
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Practice Test Packs - Elementary
    0158429265
    $14.85
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Practice Test Packs - Middle Grades/High School
    0158429273
    $14.85
     
    Pkg. of 10; Order directions separately.
  • Stanford ELP - Screening Test - All levels
    0158429281
    $16.95
     
    Pkg. of 5; Order directions separately
  • Directions for Administering Practice Tests

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  • Stanford ELP - Screening Test Directions for Administering
    0158427963
    $8.30
     
    Single copy; Must be ordered separately.
  • SELP - Practice Test Directions for Administering - Primary
    0158427971
    $8.50
     
    Single Copy; Must be ordered separately.
  • SELP - Practice Test Directions for Administering - Elementary
    015842798X
    $8.50
     
    Single Copy; Must be ordered separately.
  • SELP - Practice Test Directions for Administering - Middle Grades/High School
    0158427998
    $8.50
     
    Single Copy; Must be ordered separately.
 
 
Support Materials
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  • Class Records

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  • Stanford ELP - Class Record - Primary
    015442837X
    $9.00
     
    Single Copy. Appropriate for all forms.
  • Stanford ELP - Class Record - Elementary
    0154428388
    $9.00
     
    Single Copy. Appropriate for all forms.
  • Stanford ELP - Class Record - Middle Grades
    0154428396
    $9.00
     
    Single Copy. Appropriate for all forms.
  • Stanford ELP - Class Record - High School
    0154428418
    $9.00
     
    Single Copy. Appropriate for all forms.
  • Stanford ELP - Class Record - Readiness
    0158440714
    $9.00
     
    Single Copy. Appropriate for all forms.
  • Stanford ELP - Class Record - Preliteracy Complete
    0158440765
    $9.00
     
    Single Copy. Appropriate for all forms.
  • Response Keys

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  • Stanford ELP-Response Key-Form A- Preliteracy - Listening/Speaking
    0158425936
    $27.55
     
  • Stanford ELP-Response Key-Form A- Preliteracy -Listening/ Early Reading/ Early Writing
    0158440757
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form A - Primary
    0158428293
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form A - Elementary
    0158428307
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form A - Middle Grades
    0158428315
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form A - High School
    0158428323
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form A - Readiness
    0158440706
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form B - Primary
    0158429508
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form B - Elementary
    0158429516
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form B - Middle Grades
    0158429524
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form B - High School
    0158429532
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form C - Primary
    0158425952
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form C - Elementary
    0158425960
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form C - Middle Grades
    0158425987
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Response Keys - Form C - High School
    0158425995
    $27.55
     
    Single Copy
  • Technical Reports/Manuals

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  • Stanford ELP - Technical Report/Manual for Stanford ELP and Stanford SLP
    0158426053
    $50.00
     
    All Levels
  • Other

    Price

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  • Stanford ELP - Speaking Booklet - Form A - Primary
    0154428329
    $13.25
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Speaking Booklet - Form B - Primary
    0154428337
    $13.25
     
    Single Copy
  • Stanford ELP - Speaking Booklet - Form C - Primary
    0158427505
    $13.25
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form A - Primary
    0158428005
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form A - Elementary
    0158428013
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form A - Middle Grades
    0158428021
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form A - High School
    015842803X
    $20.00
     
  • SELP CD - Form B - Primary
    0158428048
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form B - Elementary
    0158428056
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form B - Middle Grades
    0158428064
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form B - High School
    0158428072
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form C - Primary
    0158428080
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form C - Elementary
    0158428099
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form C - Middle Grades
    0158428102
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • SELP CD - Form C - High School
    0158428110
    $20.00
     
    Single Copy
  • Speaking/Writing Training Manual - Readiness/Preliteracy
    015842607X
    $39.75
     
  • Speaking/Writing Training Manual - All Forms - Primary to High School
    0158426061
    $39.75
     
 
 
 
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