Assessing English and Spanish Language Proficiency Remotely with LAS Links Online and preLAS Online

As school districts continue to reopen after COVID-19 related closures, educators need data to address gaps in student learning and to guide decisions about providing services to students most at risk. With the challenges of remote learning, data such as grades and classroom-based performance may not be available to guide fall planning. Districts will need to assess English Learners remotely to determine where to begin instruction.

DRC has developed and implemented a robust and secure Remote Testing Plan for both LAS Links Online (K-12) and preLAS Online (preK3, prek4, K) in English and Spanish. DRC’s remote testing solution allows the LAS Links Online and preLAS assessments to retain 3 critical factors: reliability, validity and security. From a practitioner standpoint, DRC’s remote solution is viable and executable from both the standpoint of the Test Administrator (TA) and from the student who is taking the test remotely.

Click here for more information on remote testing for LAS Links Online and preLAS Online.

DRC Device Check for Remote Testing

DRC is excited to announce the new DRC Device Check for remote testing, now available online at www.DRCDeviceCheck.com. The Device Check will help you verify that testing devices meet the requirements for remote testing with the DRC INSIGHT Public Browser.

The Device Check allows users to run a quick test to confirm that their testing devices meet the criteria for DRC INSIGHT remote testing. The test is simple and automated.

LAS Links Success Stories

Watch our latest DRC video on the School District of Palm Beach County which is using – Using LAS Links Español to Gain a More Complete Picture of Students and Their Linguistic Abilities

Learn why the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) selected LAS Links and how they utilize the data to inform instruction and drive student performance across their Academic English Mastery – Standard English Learner Program.

Learn why Chicago Public Schools selected LAS Links Español, and how they utilize the data to inform instruction and drive student performance across their Dual Language programs.