Utah Academic Language Proficiency Assessment (UALPA)

UALPA (Utah Academic Language Proficiency Assessment) is the annual assessment of LEP students in the state of Utah. It fulfills a requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. One objective is to measure individual students’ progress in achieving proficiency in speaking, listening to, comprehending, reading, and writing academic English. A second objective is to determine the success of language development programs in individual schools and school districts.

The UALPA is comprised of tests in four modalities-Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. An overall scale score and proficiency level are reported for each student. As well, raw scores are reported for each of the modalities, as well as for Comprehension.

Important Dates for the 2012-2013 School Year:

  • March 8, 2013    Early Reporting Submission Deadline
  • April 30, 2013    Early Reports Available
  • May 10, 2013     Final Submission Deadline
  • June 28, 2013    All Reports Available

The UALPA is administered by grade span.






B1 or B2


C1 or C2


D1 or D2


E1 or E2

For all grade spans except Kindergarten, there are two separate test forms, a Level 1 form intended for students who are at the Pre-Emergent level in English Language Proficiency, and a Level 2 form (which has a more extensive range of difficulty) intended for Emergent level and above students.

Additional details about the UALPA can be found in documents provided on this Web site.

WIDA (Access) Resources

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Recertification of TOA Process

Idaho ELL Screener

Daron Kennett
English Language Arts and UALPA Assessment Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7819 | daron[dot]kennett[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)

Kurt Farnsworth
Assessment Development Supervisor
Phone: (801) 538-7673 | kurt[dot]farnsworth[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)