EL Assessment & Exit Criteria

EL Assessment

The Connecticut State Department of Education uses the LAS Links Online Assessment for the EL Assessments for all students in Grades K-12. 

The LAS Links Online Assessment accurately assesses K–12 English language proficiency using a secure, robust online testing platform. The skills that are assessed include:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

For more information, visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website here


EL Exit Criteria

In order to achieve exit status as an English Learner, the student must obtain the following on the LAS Links Online Assessment:

  • an overall Level 4 or 5 on the LAS Links
  • a Reading score of 4 or higher
  • a Writing score of 4 or higher