LAS Links Connecticut Announcements

Connecticut DRC LAS Links Website

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) will be using the LAS Links Assessment for the ELP Assessments for all students in Grades K-12 for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 test administration. The CSDE believes that high-quality, comprehensive and effective English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education programs are essential to acquire English language proficiency and academic proficiency for students who are English Learners (ELs). The CSDE believes that research-based instructional practices that support ELs in general education classrooms are essential while they are acquiring English and well after they have exited the intensive programs.

2022-23 LAS Links Testing Window January 3, 2023- March 3, 2023

LAS Links DRC INSIGHT Portal Access

LAS Links Help Desk
866-282-2250 Option 2
LASLinksHelpDesk@DataRecognitionCorp.com

Communication Updates

IDENTIFICATION AND PLACEMENT

2022-23 English Learner In-Person Screening Guidance

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) expects districts to follow its guidance regarding the identification of English learners in Connecticut public schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This is described in the memorandum, English Learner Identification Process sent on April 21, 2022.

The digital versions of the preLAS and K-12 LAS Links Digital Placement Test materials can be accessed via this secure link. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) emailed ELACs of record the username and password for this secure site the the week of May 31, 2021. If there has been a change in the ELAC position, please contact DRC Customer Service for the username and password for the secure link site. For pricing and additional information please contact DRC LAS Links Help Desk, information is available at the top of this website.

2022-2023 English Learner Remote Screening Guidance
The CSDE is continuing to allow Remote Screening using the preLAS for Kindergarten (or PK 4) and the LAS Links Placement Test.

To administer the preLAS test, you only need to access DRC INSIGHT to obtain the preLAS Cue Book/Audio File via the General Information> Documents tab.

Students are not added to the DRC INSIGHT portal for administering preLAS or the LAS Links Digital Placement Test. Refer to the Test Administrator instructions above.

CSDE/DRC preLAS Remote Test
Administration Instructions

CSDE/DRC LAS Links Placement Test Remote Test Administration Instructions

Web Conferencing Options for Remote Testing

Parent/Student Remote Testing Agreement

Parent/Guardian Remote Testing Checklist for the LAS Links Placement Test and preLAS

STUDENT TESTING EXPERIENCE
Quick Tips Documents:
Student Tools and Navigation

LAS Links Online Practice Tests
Student Online Tools Training(OTT)/
Practice Test English

Student Online Tools Training(OTT)/
Practice Test Spanish

Google Chrome must be used to run the OTT/
Practice Tests

Student Navigation Tutorial Videos – English
Grades K-1
Grades 2-3
Grades 4-12

Student Navigation Tutorial Videos – Spanish
Grades K-1
Grades 2-3
Grades 4-12

SCORING AND REPORTING

Form E final scores are now available.

DRC Interactive Reporting may be accessed by those with the appropriate User Roles by logging into LAS Links DRC INSIGHT Portal. On the landing page is a link to the LAS Links Training Module for Educators and Interactive Reports Online User Guide. Both resources provide information on DRC Interactive Reporting.

Batch Download Reports – batch download final reports are now available.

2021-22 DRC Interactive Reports Webinar

2021-22 DRC Interactive Reports Training Presentation

LAS Links Guide to Interactive Reporting

Form E Report Guide: Proficiency Definitions and Descriptors

EL Exit Criteria

Form E Operational Field Test Blueprint

Scoring of LAS Links is conducted by Data Recognition Corporation. Provided for your information to understand scoring practices per grade band, are scoring definitions, scoring rubrics, and an explanation of scores.
Grade K-1 Speaking and Writing Rubric
Grade 2-3 Speaking and Writing Rubric
Grade 4-5 Speaking and Writing Rubric
Grade 6-8 Speaking and Writing Rubric
Grade 9-12 Speaking and Writing Rubric

Parent Letter Report Explanations
This letter is a resource to support communication with parents/guardians, who may be receiving copies of their child’s LAS Links Student Report from the 2021 testing session. This version of the letter has been shortened, uses more accessible vocabulary, and follows the layout of the Student Proficiency Report.
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter English
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Arabic
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Chinese Simplified Mandarin
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Haitian Creole
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Polish
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Portuguese
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Spanish
Explanation Student Report Parent Letter Albanian