UPDATED: K – ELPA scoring of “clustered tasks or question grouping” for Speaking

02/02/17

Update, 02/06/2017: The table below has been updated to match the spreadsheet for simultaneous scoring.

In K – ELPA Speaking assessments, some questions are scored individually and others are scored holistically across a series of questions or a group of questions. When scoring these grouped questions, you will only enter one score or rating, but you must consider all of the questions in the grouping to determine the overall score.

  • If one or more responses in the grouping is an “I don’t know” or “because,” that response should not preclude the grouping from receiving a higher score. The more responses available, the more there is to apply the rubric to and to deem scorable.
  • Significant grammatical errors in student responses in the grouping of questions could reduce the overall score based on the degree to which it interferes with scorer understanding.
Grade Band Questions that are “clusterd scored” and receive one rating
K Questions 23–25 are grouped together and receive only one score
1 Questions 16–17 are grouped together and receive only one score
2–3 Questions 11–13 are grouped together and receive only one score
4–5 Questions 1–4 are grouped together and receive only one score
6–8 Questions 1–4 are grouped together and receive only one score
Updated 02/06/2017

Deferred Scoring
When scoring these assessments in Educator Portal, the questions are grouped together. 

Simultaneous Scoring
When recording scores on the spreadsheet, you will only enter one score for the group of questions.

K – ELPA scoring spreadsheet showing a single score for a group of questions