Practice and Training Test Resources

The computer-based English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) training test gives students, parents/guardians and families, teachers, administrators, and others an opportunity to become familiar with both the types of test questions on the ELPAC and with the new computer-based platform in which the test will be administered beginning February 2020.

Test examiners should access the online Practice and Training Site external icon for test administrators and test examiners.

Students should access the Practice and Training Tests external icon for the online tests.

The computer-based ELPAC Training Test Directions for Administration (DFAs) provide an overview of the ELPAC and instructions to use when administering the online training tests.

ELPAC Training Test DFAs

The ELPAC Writing Domain for Kindergarten through grade two will continue to be administered as a paper-pencil test.

ELPAC Practice Test for the Paper-Pencil Test

The Practice Test gives students, parents and families, teachers, administrators, and others an opportunity to become familiar with the types of test questions on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). It includes examples of all of the types of test questions that may appear in the actual test at each grade or grade span. In an actual test setting, an Examiner’s Manual, a Test Book, and/or an Answer Book are used. The test questions in the Practice Test are reproduced from these test materials.

ELPAC Writing Rubrics

The Writing Rubrics for the ELPAC are used to assign scores to writing responses and provide guidance to educators who are evaluating student responses. The writing rubrics were updated after the October 2017 publication of the ELPAC practice tests.