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. Website Maintenance

    Maintenance will be performed between 8 p.m. Saturday, December 9, and 6 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2023, that will impact the ELPAC website, the CAASPP and ELPAC Manuals Link to external site website, and the Get Answers Link to external site tool. TOMS will remain available during this maintenance window.
  2. CERS Sandbox Downtime

    The CERS Sandbox will be unavailable Monday, December 4, 2023, through Monday, December 11, 2023.
  3. CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments Now Available to Administer

    The CAST and ELPAC Interim Assessments are now available to administer in the test delivery system. Visit the CAASPP Interim Assessment Administration Resources Link to external site web page, the ELPAC Interim Assessment Administration Resources web page, and the Interim Assessment User Guide Link to external site for more information.

  4. 2023–24 California Assessment Accessibility Matrix Now Available

    The California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix Link to external site has been updated for 2023–24 and can be accessed from the Accessibility Resources web page.

  5. ELPAC Administration for Transitional Kindergarten Students

    For 2023–24, LEAs are required to administer the Initial ELPAC or Initial Alternate ELPAC to all eligible students enrolled in kindergarten—including students in transitional kindergarten (TK), which is defined as year one of a two-year kindergarten program. LEAs will continue to follow the same process for identifying potential EL students and annually assessing EL students.

  6. Initial ELPAC RSVP Must Use Scannable K–2 Answer Books

    LEAs that are selected for RSVP, must use scannable K–2 Answer Books. LEAs that are part of RSVP cannot use answer books from previous years. View the list of LEAs that are participating in 2023–24 on the Rotating Score Validation Process for the Initial ELPAC Web page.

  7. Useful Reference Guides

    The Pause Rules Guide Link to external site and the Expiration Rules Guide Link to external site were updated and can be found on the Videos and Quick Reference Guides web page.