The ELPAC Website

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) website serves as the portal for resources that a local educational agency (LEA) will need to administer the ELPAC and the Alternate ELPAC.

News and Tips for the ELPAC Administration

  1. Memorial Day

    LEA Success Agents and CalTAC phone representatives are not available on Monday, May 30, 2022, for Memorial Day. All phone calls and emails will be returned when the office reopens on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
  2. New User-Friendly Tool to Get Answers

    Get Answers Link to external site is a new user-friendly tool to help LEA coordinators quickly get answers to the most common questions. The tool functions similarly to other search engines, allowing users to narrow or expand a search with key words and quickly scan information by highlighted key words. Save time and get answers to questions immediately with this self-service tool. LEA Success Agents and CalTAC are also available to assist with more complex questions that may require additional support.
  3. Summative ELPAC Reclassification Reminder

    ETS has been receiving a number of STAIRS cases requesting Reset Appeals for students who have started or completed Summative ELPAC testing but have already been reclassified. While reclassification updates will remove the Summative ELPAC test eligibility for these students, it takes two days for the changes to be reflected in TOMS and the student testing interface. Please inform test examiners if students are going to be reclassified to ensure students are not tested erroneously.
  4. Summative ELPAC Forms Assignment

    Use the lookup tool on the Forms Assignment for the 2021–22 Summative ELPAC Administration web page to search the LEA and the form number to which the LEA has been assigned. Secure Directions for Administration that correspond to these form assignments will be available for download in the Test Operations Management System.
  5. CAASPP and ELPAC Office Hours & Coffee Sessions

    Join us for virtual office hours and coffee sessions, hosted by the CDE and ETS, which will offer opportunities for LEA staff to ask questions and get answers about the spring assessments and multiple administration options. Visit the Upcoming Training Opportunities web page to see upcoming dates and to register. Visit the Past Training Opportunities and Materials web page to find previously recorded sessions and materials.
  6. Stopping Marker Reminders

    For the Initial ELPAC, students who received perfect scores up until the stopping marker are likely to classify with the initial fluent English proficient (IFEP) status if given the opportunity to complete the test.

    The stopping marker is followed by an [End Test] button. As described in the DFAs, the [End Test] button should be used only when there have been no responses or no correct responses prior to the stopping marker. Please ensure that test examiners have been trained and certified in Moodle external icon, are familiar with the DFAs before administering the test, and appropriately follow the directions on how and when to use the stopping markers.

  7. Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (Alternate ELPAC)

    The testing window for the Alternate ELPAC operational field test opens on November 1, 2021, and closes on May 31, 2022. Students who are identified as having the most significant cognitive disabilities, designated to take an alternate assessment in their IEP, and identified as ELs are required to participate in the Alternate ELPAC operational field test. Additional information is available in the following locations on this website:

    • To learn more about the Alternate ELPAC—including the background, development, and design of this assessment—visit the About the Alternate ELPAC web page.
    • To learn more about the administration of the Alternate ELPAC—including participation and scoring requirements, form assignments, and second scoring—visit the Alternate ELPAC Test Administration web page.
    • For helpful resources such as videos, flyers, checklists, and other informative materials for ELPAC coordinators, educators, and site-level staff, visit the Alternate ELPAC Resources web page.
    • For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit the Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test FAQs page.