Testing / Assessment
CAL is well known for its innovative language proficiency assessments. The SOPA and ELLOPA interviews are language proficiency assessment instruments designed to allow young students to demonstrate their highest level of performance in oral fluency, grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension. The COPE measures a student's ability to understand, speak, and be understood by others in a second language.
SOPA: Student Oral Proficiency Assessment
(for Grades 2-8)
ELLOPA: Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment
(for Grads PreK-2)
COPE: CAL Oral Proficiency Exam
(for Grades 5-8)
SOPA Online Training now available
CAL offers a variety of online training courses that teach participants how to administer and rate students’ oral language using the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA). CAL now offers Introduction to SOPA, the Moderated Introduction to SOPA, and Rating the SOPA. Learn more.
Professional Development Workshops
CAL offers training in the effective use of SOPA, ELLOPA, and COPE, designed to allow young students to demonstrate their highest level of performance in oral fluency, grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension. Trainings are offered each year in conjunction with regional and national conferences. Trainings are also provided directly to schools or school districts upon request. A typical SOPA, ELLOPA, or COPE training is a 2-day workshop that familiarizes participants with the assessment instrument and includes practice interviewing and rating students.
Visit our Early Language Assessments Web site to learn more.