ELPA21 Assessment - Elementary


Please contact:

Dawn Brastad
Elementary ELL Curriculum Specialist
Teaching & Learning Services
Issaquah School District

ELL Teacher Directory

2021 ELPA21 Assessment : March 22 – June 4, 2021

For families of students learning English (ELL):

Between March 22nd and June 4th 2021 all eligible students will be taking the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21). This annual test provides information on your student’s progress in acquiring English in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The ELPA21 also helps to inform the school’s decision about what kind of ELL services your student needs. More information is available through OSPI here.

All eligible hybrid ELL students will be taking this test in small groups or one-to-one during the school day with a teacher. All COVID safety protocols will be followed.

All eligible remote ELL students are invited to take the ELPA21. The district strongly encourages students to take this assessment in order to ensure proper placement next year. To schedule a testing time, please use the scheduling option in the email received from your child’s ELL teacher. We will provide transportation, if needed. Please coordinate transportation needs with the ELL teacher when you schedule a testing date/time.

Families will need to complete the COVID attestations on the day of testing. You may have received paper attestations from your school’s materials pick up that you can use.

  • The students will be met at the school entrance, at the time you scheduled (please make a note and show up at the time you choose). An attestation will be taken or verified on arrival and a temperature will be taken by school staff. The student will need to pass the attestation verification to be admitted for testing.
  • Families will need to be prepared to wait in the car until the student has completed the assessment and is ready to leave the site with the family. We will not have supervision for students outside of the testing time. This is an untimed test. Your school will communicate with you if testing requires more than one test date/appointment.

We ask that you schedule doctor and dental appointments outside of the testing window and that your child arrives to school on time for the school day (hybrid students) or testing appointment time (remote students).

When the scores for the ELPA21 are released, you will receive a letter with your child’s profile outlining his/her overall proficiency in English as well as the individual scores for speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

English-Language-Development-Process InfograhicResources for families:

Students may bring the following items with them (that they can self-manage) on the day of their test to help them manage the testing process: Personal Snacks/water bottle/books/fidgets.

If there is an interruption in a student’s ELD service, you will be notified of any break in instruction or asynchronous work expected.

Thank you for working with us to ensure your child’s success.


Issaquah ELL Department Staff

ELL Teacher Directory



Email Address

Phone Number

Apollo ElementaryRebecca KennedyKennedyR2@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7526
Apollo ElementaryEve DiDonatoDiDonatoE@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7514
Briarwood ElementaryMeiYee TamTamM@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-4993
Cascade Ridge ElementaryAli Trueblood-BarrettTruebloodBarrettA@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5507
Challenger ElementaryLindsay AskinsAskinsL@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7569
Challenger ElementarySarah TrushinskyTrushinskyS@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7574
Clark ElementaryDeanna BuderBuderD@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-6207
Clark ElementaryCarol McCaigMcCaigC@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-6279
Cougar Ridge ElementaryShelby BukerBukerS@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-6464
Cougar Ridge ElementaryCheyen HersethHersethC@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-6468
Creekside ElementaryMegan GraffGraffM@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5229
Creekside ElementaryKatie TasaTasaK@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5229
Discovery ElementaryMeg KaufmanKaufmanM@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-4082
Endeavour ElementaryBrooke BlowersBlowersB@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7391
Grand Ridge ElementaryMandeep BainsBainsM@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7967
Grand Ridge ElementaryRaman RekhiRekhiR@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7967
Issaquah Valley ElementaryRenee SaucierSaucierR@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-6647
Issaquah Valley ElementarySarah MitchellMitchellS@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-6647
Maple Hills ElementarySamia Bel AbbesBelAbbesS@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5123
Newcastle ElementaryEdith DelgadoDelgadoE@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5823
Newcastle ElementaryKaren NelsonNelsonK3@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5823
Sunny Hills ElementaryBarbara CowgillCowgillB@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7430
Sunny Hills ElementaryMolly Perara-LundePeraraLundeM@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-7447
Sunset ElementaryKaren FlettGolemaFlettK@issaquah.wednet.edu425-837-5611