DATE: July 27, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction

English Language Proficiency Assessments Test Administration Schedule for the 2018-2019 School Year

As required in Section 1111(b)(2)(G) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), As Amended Through P.L. 115-141, enacted March 23, 2018, local educational agencies in the State will provide an annual assessment of English proficiency to all English learners in the schools served by the State educational agency.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the statewide English language proficiency (ELP) assessments testing window will open Monday, January 21, 2019, and will close Friday, March 29, 2019. All English Learners must be assessed with one of the following ELP assessments during this testing window, and payment for the ELP assessments is the responsibility of the division.

A detailed ELP assessment test administration schedule for the 2018-2019 school year is attached. This testing schedule includes important dates and deadlines for the administration of the online and paper ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 test, the Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs® test, the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® test as well as the Virginia ELP Checklists. ELP Assessment information can also be located on the Virginia English Language Proficiency Assessment website. Details regarding the administration of the Virginia ELP Checklists will be sent at a later date.

If you have questions, please contact the assessment staff by email at Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-2102.



  1. 2018-2019 English Language Proficiency Assessments Test Administration Schedule