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. The 30-day timeline for administering the 2020–21 Initial ELPAC has been extended by 45-days, for a total of 75 days. LEAs planning to administer the paper–pencil Initial ELPAC for the 2020–2021 administration year can send a cumulative list of SSIDs to ETS by emailing the 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC PPT SSID Template to caloutreach@ets.org by end of day every Friday. These students will be registered for the paper–pencil version of the Initial ELPAC and cannot be administered the computer-based Initial ELPAC. For more information, visit the Implications of COVID-19 and the Suspension of Testing and the Initial ELPAC Test Administration web page. LEAs using materials from the 2019–2020 Initial ELPAC administration to administer the 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC, should use the 2020–2021 audio files within 2020–2021 TOMS external icon.
  2. Stopping Marker Reminders: During a recent investigation of a Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System (STAIRS) case, it was determined that some student(s) who were administered the computer-based Initial ELPAC and answered all questions correctly up until the stopping markers were exited from the test prematurely. These 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.

  3. Registration is now available external icon for the virtual Pretest Workshop. The workshop sessions will provide information about what’s new for the CAASPP and ELPAC assessments and what’s necessary to prepare for the administration of the CAASPP and the ELPAC.
  4. Looking for demonstration or training videos? The new Quick Reference Guides and Videos web page provides step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity for the ELPAC. These instructions come in either PDF or video format.