LAS Links Online®

LAS Links Online®
GRADES: K-12
ENGLISH FORMS: A, B, C, & D
SPANISH FORMS: Español A and Español B
GRADE SPANS: K-1, 2-3,
FORMAT: ONLINE

LAS Links (All Forms Available in English and Spanish)

The Multiple Uses of LAS Links:

  • Identification and Placement
  • Office of Civil Rights/HLS
  • Title III Solution
  • AMAO’s Exit
  • Annual Progress Monitoring
  • Language Acquisition
  • Dual Language Programs
  • Available in Spanish
  • Academic Language Learners

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LAS Links enables your program to:

  • Deliver content for all LAS Links forms
  • Assess students entirely online
  • Increase efficiency with online format by eliminating one-to-one testing
  • Electronically capture speaking and written responses
  • Empower district-level management of tests, sessions, and scoring entirely online
  • Provides opportunities for “on-demand” testing
  • Allows for flexibility in scoring
  • Furnish immediate access to data and reports
  • Leverage an online reporting system
  • Exports data and reports flexibly
  • Enables blended-model delivery for testing and reporting

Estimated Time to Complete Administration of Each Subtest:
Speaking
All Grades: 15 minutes

Listening
Grades K-1: 35 minutes Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12: 30 minutes

Reading Grades
K-1, 2-3 and 4-5: 35 minutes
Grades 6-8 and 9-12: 45 minutes

Writing
Grades K-1: 35 minutes
Grades 2-12: 35 minutes

NOTE: For scheduling purposes, these time allocations are recommended to complete administration of each subtest; they do not include setup, logins, etc.

LAS Links Score Types

Immediate Reports:

  • Language Proficiency Report (all forms, versions in both English and Spanish)
  • Academic Language Proficiency Report (Forms C & D in English and Form B in Español)

Language Skills:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Score Types:

  • Raw Scores
  • Scale Scores
  • Proficiency Levels

Composite Scores:

  • Overall
  • Oral
  • Literacy
  • Comprehension

Strand Scores for Each Domain:

Social: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) includes intercultural and instructional communication. BICS are language skills needed in social situations. This day-to-day language is needed to interact socially with other people. English Language Learners employ BIC skills when they are on the playground, in the lunch room, on the school bus, at parties, playing sports and talking on the telephone. Social interactions are usually context embedded. They occur in a meaningful social context. They are not very demanding cognitively. The language required is not specialized.

Academic: Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) refers to formal academic learning. This includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing about subject area content material. This level of language learning is essential for students to succeed in school. Students need time and support to become proficient in academic areas. Academic language acquisition is not just limited to the understanding of content area vocabulary, . It also includes skills such as comparing, classifying, synthesizing, evaluating, and inferring. Academic language tasks are context reduced. Information is read from a textbook or presented by the teacher. As a student gets older, the context of academic tasks becomes more and more reduced.

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