ELPAC Known Issues Log

ELPAC Known Issues Log
Date IdentifiedDate ResolvedIssue
02/07/19 02/07/19

In the Test Examiner’s Manual for grades six through eight, the claim in Speaking Item #12 should be bold, indicating that the Test Examiner should read the claim aloud for this item. This issue occurs on page 52 of the Grades 6‒8 Summative ELPAC Test Examiner’s Manual.

  • Resolution: The Speaking training video correctly shows the test examiner reading the claim aloud for this item. LEA ELPAC coordinators should ensure that test examiners know that the claim should be read aloud for this item. This issue will be corrected in future versions of the Test Examiner’s Manual.
01/24/19 01/24/19

In the Grades 3–5 ELPAC Summative Examiner’s Manual:

In the middle of page 46, where it states: "RUBRIC FOR SPEAKING-SUPPORT AN OPINION, NUMBER 11": NUMBER 11 in the rubric title is incorrect: please replace it with 10.

In the middle of page 48, where it states: "RUBRIC FOR SPEAKING-SUPPORT AN OPINION, NUMBER 10": NUMBER 10 in the rubric title is incorrect; please replace it with 11.

  • Resolution: All information on the page is correct; only the rubric title numbers were reversed. ELPAC coordinators should ensure test examiners are aware of this issue. This issue will be corrected in future versions of the Test Examiner’s Manual.
05/29/18 06/11/18

A Reading Scoring Keys Table in the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual was mislabeled. The issue occurs on page 100 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual and on page 56 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Braille Examiner’s Manual. The first column, second row, of the Reading Scoring Keys incorrectly states, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding,” and it should be, “Read-Along Word with Scaffolding.” The third row incorrectly states, “Read-Along Information” and it should be, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding.”

  • Resolution: Educational Testing Service has sent notification to the select LEAs with students in kindergarten about the issue and included correction instructions. ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manuals ordered during the earlier months of the supplemental order window include a brightly colored label on the front cover that describes the issue and correction instructions. Kindergarten braille and large-print Examiner’s Manuals include a copy of the notification in the bundle.
05/29/18 06/11/18

A Reading Scoring Keys Table in the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual was mislabeled. The issue occurs on page 100 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual and on page 56 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Braille Examiner’s Manual. The first column, second row, of the Reading Scoring Keys incorrectly states, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding,” and it should be, “Read-Along Word with Scaffolding.” The third row incorrectly states, “Read-Along Information” and it should be, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding.”

  • Resolution: Educational Testing Service has sent notification to the select LEAs with students in kindergarten about the issue and included correction instructions. ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manuals ordered during the earlier months of the supplemental order window include a brightly colored label on the front cover that describes the issue and correction instructions. Kindergarten braille and large-print Examiner’s Manuals include a copy of the notification in the bundle.
03/02/18 03/20/18

The Writing Rubrics for the ELPAC were updated after the ELPAC practice tests were published in October 2017.

03/05/18 03/19/18

A format mistype appears in the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Braille Book Examiner’s Manual, version 12, for grades six through eight. On page 39 of the manual, option choices are listed as E, F, G, and H and should be A, B, C, and D.

  • Resolution: Updated manuals have been sent to LEAs, scheduled to arrive by Monday, March 19, 2018.
02/21/18 04/20/18

The Reading key for the ELPAC practice tests for grades six through eight has a typographical error.

  • Resolution: The "Read an Informational Passage" answer keys on page 12 have been corrected for items 8, 9, and 10 in the ELPAC Grades 6–8 Practice Test Web document.
02/08/18 02/08/18

Summative ELPAC Pre-ID labels that were ordered prior to February 8, 2018, include a printing issue that truncates the date of birth on the ninth label of each sheet.

  • Resolution: This printing issue has been corrected, and affected local educational agencies (LEAs) have been notified that the bar codes are still correct and labels can be used as is.
01/18/18 01/25/18

Users of Google Sheets or Apple Numbers are unable to upload orders in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS).

  • Resolution: TOMS has been updated to accept Google Sheets and Apple Numbers.
01/18/18 04/20/18

The ELPAC practice tests for grades three through five and six through eight include a statement that is not scientifically accurate. The Oral Presentation on page 10 for grades three through five and page 8 for grades six through eight incorrectly states, "Apples have a lot of iron in them, which causes browning."

12/15/17 01/05/2018

The Examiner’s Manual contains a calculation error for the total estimated testing time for the Summative ELPAC in grades three through twelve.