Fee-based Services

Summative ELPAC Excess Materials Orders

At the end of each testing year, ETS will invoice local educational agencies (LEAs) for excess materials ordered in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) during the primary and supplemental ordering windows. The excess materials are calculated by determining the difference between the sum of the number of Answer Books (including braille) ordered versus the number of Answer Books (including braille) ordered that were returned for scoring. Any overages are excluded from these calculations.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Excess Answer Books (K–2 paper) $2.01 Per excess Answer Book
Excess Braille Packages (K–2) $322.78 Per excess Braille Package

Rescoring Student Responses

For a fee, an LEA may request the rescoring of a student's Writing Answer Book for the Summative ELPAC. An LEA must call the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) at 800-955-2954 to make the request to have the responses on a student's Writing test rescored. The LEA must provide the required data for the student, which is the student's Statewide Student Identifier, school, and LEA information. A purchase order also must be provided at the time of the request.

Of the four ELPAC domains—Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing—the LEA can request only the Writing domain to be rescored. The rescore service is not available for the Listening, Speaking, and Reading domains because the score data for these domains is collected electronically and verified before reporting.

Requests received by July 1 will be included in the end-of-year file and the student will receive a new SSR. Requests received from July 2 through the last business day of August will not be included in the end-of-year reporting file, but the student will receive a new SSR. Scores will be included in the LEA student data files.

All requests to rescore a student response must be made by the last business day in August of the testing year.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Rescoring (The request must be made by the last business day in August.) $142.00 Per Answer Book

Scoring Answer Books Returned Late

Any Answer Books returned after the published received date will incur a late fee.


Description of Fee-based Service
Price per Unit Unit Description
Charge for scoring Answer Books returned late but received by the cutoff date Contact CalTAC for current fee. N/A
Charge for scoring Answer Books returned late and received after the cutoff date Contact CalTAC for current fee N/A

Video Student Score Reports

Summative ELPAC video Student Score Reports (SSRs) can be purchased from ETS and distributed to parents/guardians using a distribution method determined locally. SSRs will cost $1.00 per set of video SSRs. A set is one video SSR in English and one in the student’s primary language if that language is Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Filipino. An additional cost of $0.25 will be added if the LEA elects to have ETS text out the videos. The LEA will need to provide the cell phone numbers in that scenario.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Video SSRs $1.00 Per SSR set
Texting of Video SSR $0.25 Per SSR set

Paper Student Score Reports

Summative ELPAC paper SSRs can be purchased from ETS and distributed to parents/‌guardians using a distribution method determined locally. SSRs, which are ordered in TOMS, will cost $1.48 per set of paper SSRs. A set includes two copies of the paper SSR, either two in English, or one in English and one in the student's primary language if that language is Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), or Filipino. This cost includes printing the parent/guardian mailing address.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Paper SSRs (8½ × 11) $1.48 Per SSR set

Paper SSRs Folded and Inserted into an Envelope

Two copies of the paper SSR are included in a set—either two in English, or one in English and one in the student's primary language if that language is Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), or Filipino. These copies are inserted into separate, unsealed, window envelopes for the LEA's convenience and are ordered in TOMS. Postage is not included with this service.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Paper SSRs (folded and inserted) $2.00 Per printed SSR set

Special Handling

Special handling charges can apply when an LEA requests a duplicate PDF file of all electronic SSRs. Duplicate PDF files are ordered by calling CalTAC at 800-955-2954.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Duplicate PDF file of all electronic SSRs—not paper reports—at the LEA level for a previous administration $250.00 Per electronic file of all students
Merged PDF file of all electronic SSRs at the LEA level for the current administration with special requests (e.g., a nonstandard sort) $250.00 Per electronic file of all students

Expedited Shipping

Expedited shipping is available only for supplemental orders, pre-identification label reprints, and SSR reprints. LEAs requesting expedited shipment must call CalTAC at 800-955-2954.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
Expedited shipping requests Contact CalTAC for current fee Per order

Printing Directions for Administration

Upon request, ETS will provide printed ELPAC Directions for Administration (DFAs) for specified grades or grade levels. LEAs planning to order printed DFAs must call CalTAC at 800-955-2954 to place an order. The minimum order is 10 copies per DFA. Each DFA costs $3.00 per printed copy. Note that only a standard DFA is printed; DFAs translated into braille or sized for large print are not available.

Description of Fee-based Service Price per Unit Unit Description
ELPAC DFA $3.00 1 copy

Summative ELPAC DFAs

Initial ELPAC DFAs