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. iPadOS 15 Support for Testing

    iPadOS 15 was released on September 20, 2021. While it is still undergoing internal testing, formal support for its use with the test delivery system (TDS)—the Test Administrator Interface, Student Testing Interface, and Data Entry Interface—is expected to be announced in mid-November.

    Devices that are currently updated to iPadOS 15 will receive an “Unsupported OS/Browser configuration” message when attempting to load the TDS. This message will persist until the operating system is supported officially for testing.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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.

  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 February 15, 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.