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LAS Links Overview

Discover new possibilities to accurately assess K–12 language proficiency with LAS Links®. LAS Links addresses all of your language assessment needs—from gauging the abilities of new students and measuring their progress to lesson plans, instructional tools, and training materials to help you throughout the school year.

LAS Links First Edition (Grades K–12)

LAS Links Second Edition (Grades K–12)

Instructional Guidance (Grades K–12)

Language Assessment for Early Learners (Grades PreK3–1)

Assessment Type

  • Summative
  • Diagnostic
  • Formative
  • Placement

Delivery Format

Scoring Options

  • Hand scoring
  • Machine scoring
  • Online scoring
  • Local scanning

LAS Links Product Family

Choose any or all of these products, depending on your assessment needs.

Grades K–12

Includes:

  • Three formative interim/benchmark assessments per grade span

Enables you to:

  • Track the progress of English language learners throughout the school year
  • Adjust instruction to help students gain English proficiency more quickly

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Grades K–12

Includes:

  • Assessment encompassing Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills
  • Various data points for teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Proficiency Level Descriptors
  • Scale Scores
  • Composite Scores
  • Comprehensive score
  • Online Reporting available

Enables you to:

  • Utilize for indentification, placement, progress monitoring needs
  • Meet Title III requirements
  • Determine whether students are ready to exit your English Language Learners (ELL) program
  • Report Federal Title III results
  • Report annual progress
  • Provide various data points for measuring growth over time

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For Grades K–12

Includes new forms that challenge students to demonstrate their language ability in an academic context by asking students to:

  • Derive meaning
  • Draw conclusions
  • Use correct sentence structure
  • Interact with academic context-based vocabulary

Enables you to:

  • Utilize for identification, placement, progress monitoring, and report on annual progress 
  • Meet Title III requirements
  • Determine whether students are ready to exit your English Language Learners (ELL) programs
  • Provide various data points for measuring growth over time
  • Measure langauge proficiency skills in both language and academic language

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For Grades K–12

Includes:

  • English language proficiency using a secure, robust, online testing platform
  • All domain assessments for Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking are group administered

Enables you to:

  • Spend less time assessing and reporting and more time teaching and supporting learning with a cost-effective, easy-to-use Internet application
  • Capture students’ spoken and written responses electronically, allowing teachers to score the responses anytime, anywhere
  • Eliminate one-to-one testing time
  • Group administration for all students at all levels and languages 

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Grades K–12

Includes:

  • One 30-minute assessment of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills

Enables you to:

  • Meet identification and placement requirements quickly and efficiently
  • Place incoming English language learners in appropriate instructional programs

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Grades K–12

The LAS Links Second Edition Placement Test is designed for schools and districts to support initial identification and placement in instructional programs for newly enrolled students. It is designed to complement the LAS Links Second Edition, Forms C&D.

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Grades K–12

Includes:

  • Assessments of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills in Spanish
  • Various data points for teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Proficiency Level Descriptors
  • Scare Scores
  • Comprehensive Scores
  • Online Reporting available

Enables you to:

  • Measure Spanish language proficiency
  • Compare English and Spanish language proficiency (when used in combination with LAS Links English assessment tools)

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Grades K–12

Includes:

  • Assessments of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills of Spanish-speaking students in their native language
  • Comprehensive score

Enables you to:

  • Report on student language proficiency progress in Spanish
  • Measure students' language proficiency in correspondence with the goals of the College and Career Readiness Standards

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Grades K–12

Includes:

  • Standards-based lesson plans to enhance classroom instruction
  • Theme-based content in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

Enables you to:

  • Provide targeted lessons based on a student's grade and English proficiency level
  • Help prepare students for classroom and test-taking environments
  • Predict student progress on your state accountability exam

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For 3 year olds

Includes:

  • English and Spanish language proficiency and pre-literacy skills for 3 year olds
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing assessments for 3 year olds

Enables you to:

  • Use early childhood language proficiency assessments at a younger age, allowing for earlier identification and targeted language support where needed
  • Systematically observe, record, and monitor a child's oral language and early literacy
  • Use observational results to compare students' language skills with fluent native speakers and identify those who would benefit from special instruction to succeed in classrooms

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Grades pre-K–1

Includes:

  • Oral assessment for children ages 4–6
  • Pre-literacy assessment for children ages 5–6

Enables you to:

  • Measure the English language development of early learners
  • Assess students in English and/or Spanish

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