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    Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition

    The Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA) is a test that schools in Ohio are required by the Ohio Department of Education to give to all students who are identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP). Ohio is not alone in testing students for English language acquisition; other states have similar test. The OTELA tests students in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. The OTELA test is administered to students in every grade level; kindergarten through twelfth grade. The testing window begins in January and usually ends in mid March. 

    As of July 13, 2010 the following conditions must be met in order for a student to exit the program and LEP status.

    The student is in grade three through twelve and has attained a composite score of five on the OTELA; or
      
    The student is in grade three through twelve and has attained a composite score of four on the OTELA; subsequently completed a one year mainstream period; and attained a composite score of four or above on the OTELA during the trial mainstream period;

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    The student is in grade three and has attained a composite score of four or five on the OTELA in grade two; and has attained a composite score of four or five on the OTELA during the completion of a trial mainstream period in grade three.

    Students in Kindergarten through grade two shall not be exited from the LEP program. 
     
     
     


Last Modified on November 20, 2014