LAS Links K–12 Placement Test takes 30 minutes or less and provides data you can use to determine initial placement of English Language Learners into appropriate instructional programs. The results of this cost-effective test are provided quickly so there is not time lost in placing students.
Subject Area and Grades
- English Language Proficiency (Grades K–12)
- Paper and pencil
- Hand scoring
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The LAS Links Placement Test allows teachers to quickly and accurately place English language learners in appropriate instructional programs. The LAS Links Placement Test is part of our comprehensive model for helping language learners at every stage of the learning process.
The LAS Links Continuum of Effective Measurement
Facilitate accurate initial placement of K–12 English Language Learners
The LAS Links K–12 Placement Test covers speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and results show three proficiency levels: Not Proficient, Approaching Proficiency, and Proficient. Administration of LAS Links English for students in the Approaching Proficiency range offers a clear diagnostic view of proficiency in English.
Quick and affordable
It takes 30 minutes or less and provides data you can use to accurately place English Language Learners into the appropriate programs. The results of this cost–effective test—about $2 per student—are provided quickly so there is no time lost in placing students.
|Skill Area||Estimated Time||Administration Mode||Item Counts|
|Speaking||5 Minutes — All Grades||Individual||6|
|Listening||10 Minutes — All Grades||Group or Individual||6|
|Reading||15 Minutes — All Grades||Group or Individual||6|
|Writing||10 Minutes — All Grades||Group or Individual||7|
LAS Links Placement Test Resources
LAS Links can be used for English language development and progress monitoring by using a combination of the LAS Links assessments. Depending on program need and intent, LAS Links provides schools and districts with the option of measuring student progress up to five times per year.
Sweetwater Union High School District implements LAS Links® in its English Language Development (ELD) courses to measure English learners' (EL's) progress and inform instructional decisions. Using the integrated suite of English language proficiency assessments from CTB/McGraw-Hill, the district reports improved student performance across all language domains and ELD levels. In addition, in 2010, the EL subgroup at every middle and high school achieved at least double its Academic Performance Index (API) target, surpassing state averages and the performance of comparable school districts in San Diego County.
LAS Links Product Overview
Video providing an overview of the LAS Links suite of language proficiency assessment products. Read Transcript