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LAS Links Online® accurately assesses Grades K–12 English language proficiency using a secure, robust online testing platform. Students' spoken and written responses are captured electronically allowing teachers to score the responses anytime, anywhere. Reading and writing selected-response items are also captured electronically and scored automatically, allowing teachers to turn test results into immediate classroom results and helps schools meet ESEA accountability and reporting requirements.

Assessment Type: Summative and Diagnostic
Subject: English Language Proficiency for listening, reading, speaking, and writing
Grades: K to 12
Delivery Format: LAS Links is available in both paper-and-pencil format as well as fully online, where students take the entire test (including Speaking) online. This makes all one-to-one testing a thing of the past.
Scoring Option: Online

With LAS Links Online® all domain assessments for Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing are group administered eliminating the need for 1:1 testing. LAS Links Online records and stores spoken and written responses in a digital format for ease of scoring at any convenient time. Automated scoring handles the rest of the assessment and places all results on a Web-based reporting system for easy and immediate data access and analysis. 

Benefits
  • Provides quicker, easier, and more convenient ways to administer and score English language proficiency tests with a fully Internet-based solution.
  • Provides immediate results to inform language instruction and recommend remediation.
  • Allows educators to spend less time assessing and reporting, and more time teaching and supporting learning with a cost-effective, easy-to-use internet application.
  • Share easy-to-read reports and graphs with teachers and administrators to inform instruction, and if needed, recommend remediation.
  • Save, import, or export student data and test results to eliminate the need for paper-and-pencil materials helping save time, money, and the environment.
  • Eliminates the time consuming process of hand-scoring and manually calculating language proficiency test results.
  • Offers new forms on a yearly basis, providing the freshest academic language content to better measure language proficiency within and across content areas.
  • All domain assessments for listening, reading, speaking, and writing are group administered. Online group test administrations are extremely efficient because they minimize the time needed for administration and scoring, saving districts and schools considerable expense.

Some Additional Benefits and Features Provided by LAS Links Online Include:
  • Full test administration functions
  • Access to all LAS Links forms
  • Role-based access to platform features
  • Immediate student proficiency reports
  • Group testing of all language domains, including speaking
  • Automated and immediate scoring of listening and reading multiple-choice items
  • Storing of speaking and writing responses digitally to support in-house scoring
  • Online reporting and data exports to local and state Student Information Systems (SIS)
  • Secure and fault-tolerant testing environment

Demonstrate Language Ability in an Academic Context
  • Derive meaning
  • Draw conclusions
  • Work with extended text passages
  • Use correct sentence structure
  • Interact with academic context-based vocabulary

So, What Can LAS Links Online Do for You?
  1. Allow administrators and educators to manage the test set-up process, administer the test, and view reports fully online.
  2. Share easy-to-read reports and graphs with teachers and administrators to inform instruction, and if needed, recommend remediation.
  3. Save, import, or export student data and test results to eliminate the need for paper-and-pencil materials helping save time, money, and the environment.
  4. Offer new forms on a yearly basis, providing the freshest academic and social language content to better measure language proficiency within and across content areas.