Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

The Initial English Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) testing window is July 1 through June 30. To prepare for this test administration, there will be multiple Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings held statewide, April through May, and makeup trainings in August.

Attendance at Statewide Trainings

Each local educational agency (LEA) has been allocated a specific number of seats to attend the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings. This is a mandatory training for each LEA who will be administering the new ELPAC. Representatives from all LEAs, including those trained for the Summative Assessment administration in the fall, must also attend one of the trainings below.

All LEA and/or county staff who intend to provide a regional training must also attend this training before conducting their own. The trainings will follow a "training-of-trainers" model, designed so that attendees can provide in-person training to their own LEA.

The training will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for kindergarten through grade twelve LEAs. LEAs serving only grade six through twelve will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. This training series will focus primarily on the local scoring of the Initial ELPAC Writing domain.

Training Locations

The California Department of Education–sponsored statewide trainings will take place from April through May. Additional trainings will be held in August. Training dates and locations to be determined soon.

Training Overview

The Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings will provide an overview of the test administration. A majority of the training day will be spent on the administration and scoring of the Writing domain.

Registration

Registration will open on February 1. In January, LEA ELPAC Coordinators will receive an email containing registration information for their LEA. Due to the limited number of seats at each training, only the LEA ELPAC Coordinator will be allowed to register participants for trainings. Each LEA has been allocated a specific number of seats to attend the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, until each training site is full. LEAs may register all of their staff for one location or each participant for separate locations.

Regional Workshops

Please note that all ELPAC Test Examiners are required to be trained to administer the Initial ELPAC. To accommodate your LEA’s training needs, many regional workshops around the state will be available. As each becomes available, the regional workshops will be posted on the ELPAC web site on the Initial Assessment Regional Training List web page.