ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC Opportunities to Get Involved

ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC Opportunities to Get Involved

This web page provides information about various opportunities for California educators to get involved in the development and administration of the general English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and Alternate ELPAC. This page will be updated often with the latest information about educator opportunities.

Educator Opportunities to Support Assessment Development

ETS, in partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education, are offering various opportunities for California educators to participate in assessment development activities for both the general ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC.

Qualifications

The ELPAC Project Team is seeking applications from current and retired California educators who have experience and expertise in the following:

  • English language development (ELD)
  • Special education

Teachers, administrators, English language specialists, literacy specialists, and coaches working with students in kindergarten through grade twelve are encouraged to apply.

Participants must be able to attend each meeting they are applying for in its entirety. Meeting hours vary and may be held during after-school hours.

The minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Expertise in language acquisition or special education, or experience teaching English learners or students with special needs in kindergarten through grade twelve, including students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, the California 2012 ELD Standards, including the ELD Connectors

Application Instructions

Applicants must have an Educator Opportunities Portal account to apply. To create an Educator Opportunities Portal account, please visit the Educator Opportunities Portal Account Creation Form Link to external site.

If you already have created an account, you can go directly to the Educator Opportunities Portal Link to external site to apply for specific opportunities. When you access this link, you will be redirected to an address that starts with "fms.scoe.net." Your application will be submitted to the California Department of Education for review and approval. If you are selected to participate, you will receive additional meeting details via email.

If you have questions about the application process or how to get involved in these educator opportunities, please contact the ELPAC Project Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

Available Opportunities

The following tables include a list of educator opportunities for both the general ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC during the upcoming school year. Opportunities related to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) may be found on the CAASPP Opportunities to Get Involved Link to external site web page. All meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Information about opportunities for California educators during the 2022– 23 school year will be updated throughout the coming months.

Educator Opportunities for the General ELPAC


Meeting
Dates Meeting Description
ELPAC Item Writer Workshop

October 2022 (TBD)

Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions of the ELPAC.
ELPAC Item Review Meeting

February 2023 (TBD)

Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Summative ELPAC Writing Range Finding

March 2023 (TBD)

Participants will score Writing student samples and identify anchor and training responses to be used in the scoring of the written constructed-response field test items.
ELPAC Speaking Range Finding Meeting

April 2023 (TBD)

Participants will score Speaking student responses and identify anchor samples for new Speaking field test items.
Summative ELPAC Data Review Meeting

June 2023 (TBD)

Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.

Educator Opportunities for the Alternate ELPAC


Meeting
Dates Meeting Description
ELPAC Item Writer Workshop

October 2022 (TBD)

Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions of the Alternate ELPAC.
Item Review Meeting

March 2023 (TBD)

Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Alternate ELPAC Data Review Meeting

July 2023 (TBD)

Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
Item Writer Workshop

July 2023 (TBD)

Participants will receive training on how to write assessment items and learn about opportunities to write items for use in future versions of the Alternate ELPAC.

Compensation

Local educational agencies (LEAs) will be reimbursed for the cost of a substitute teacher (if needed) or participants will be paid an honorarium of $40.00 per hour (if on noncontract days). Before applying, participants should verify with their LEA that, if selected, they are able to attend the applicable meeting.

Questions

Questions about educator opportunities should be directed to the ELPAC Project Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

ETS Scoring Job Opportunities

ETS accepts applications for scorers. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to become more familiar with the new generation of California assessments. Raters will score exams from their home or office using ETS's Online Network for Evaluation (ONE) system, will work under the supervision of an assigned Scoring Leader, and will be required to successfully pass a certification exam prior to scoring. Scoring schedules are flexible and can include 4-, 6- and 8-hour weekday and/or weekend shifts.

Application Instructions and Qualifications

California educators interested in applying can view more information at Online Scoring Opportunities external icon. Educators who meet the following criteria listed are eligible to be raters:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field
  • California educators with a current California teaching credential or employment verification from a California school
  • Charter school teachers who may or may not have a teaching credential
  • Retired educators and other administrative staff with a teaching credential who are currently not classroom teachers

Questions

Questions about the application or hiring process should be directed to etsrater@ets.org. Current scorers can reach out to ratercertify@ets.org for any scoring related questions.