The Idaho Language Proficiency Assessment (IELA) is a federally mandated assessment for all students served in a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) program. The IELA is administered annually every spring and calculates growth and proficiency in the English language for each student assessed. All districts that serve LEP students are held accountable to these growth and proficiency measures on the IELA for their LEP students. Accountability is determined through Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs), which each district must meet.
Please note that the IELA and the ISAT are two different tests that measure different abilities. The ISAT measures content knowledge and skills, while the IELA measures a student's English language ability.
These pages will assist in understanding more about the IELA and assessing LEP students in general. If you have any questions please contact the Idaho State Board of Education IELA Program Manager.