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. Pretest Virtual Training Series

    The CAASPP and ELPAC Pretest Virtual Training Series provides LEA coordinators with the information they need to successfully prepare for and administer the CAASPP and the ELPAC. To learn more and to register for the series, visit the Pretest Virtual Training Series registration external icon website.
  2. Supporting English Learners with the Tools for Teachers Website

    Registration is now available for the Supporting English Learners with the Tools for Teachers Website webinar external icon to be held on September 21, 2021, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Join us and learn how the instructional resources in the Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers external icon website connect to the California English Language Development Standards to meet the needs of English learners.
  3. Preparing for the Alternate ELPAC

    Registration of students for the Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test is now available in TOMS. The Alternate ELPAC testing window is November 1, 2021, through February 15, 2022. LEA ELPAC coordinators should complete the mandatory LEA Certification course in the CAASPP-ELPAC Moodle Training Site external icon by October 15, 2021. The course will take approximately two to three hours to complete. For any technical issues accessing Moodle, please reach out to More information about the Alternate ELPAC AST, ordering binders, and picture cards can be found on the Alternate ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings web page.
  4. Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series

    The Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series are free virtual trainings that provide guidance in assigning accessibility resources appropriately for the CAASPP and ELPAC. Register now for the Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series! external icon
  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.