2020 LAS Links Annual Assessment of English Learners
English Learners in Madison County Schools will take LAS Links, the annual state assessment for English language proficiency, between the dates of March 3 and April 9, 2020. LAS Links is the Mississippi Department of Education’s approved English Language Proficiency Test used to measure the yearly progress of English Learners. All ELs enrolled in schools served by the state must be assessed annually using the state’s English language proficiency assessment [ESEA Section 1111(b)(2)(G)].
LAS Links is a research-based English language proficiency assessment used to measure the speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension skills of K–12 English Learners. Teachers and school administrators use results from LAS Links to help identify language development difficulties a student may have in English language acquisition in addition to using the assessment to track and monitor progress in attaining English language proficiency.