Preparing for the Summative ELPAC: Resources Available!
ELPAC email update, January 15, 2021.
Dear ELPAC Educator:
The 2020–21 Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) administration window opens on February 1, 2021. This email contains resources needed to prepare for the in-person administration of the Summative ELPAC.
Summative ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual
To prepare local educational agency (LEA) ELPAC coordinators, site ELPAC coordinators, and ELPAC test examiners, the California Department of Education and ETS have released the Summative ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual . This year's manual is web based—rather than in PDF format—which will allow for it to be updated throughout the year. The chapter menu is on the left side of the screen, with the in-chapter sections listed on the right. The new manual is accessible on a desktop web browser, tablet, or smartphone. This manual contains information and instructions about test preparation and the administration of the computer-based ELPAC.
Accessing Summative ELPAC DFAs: View Electronically, Print, or Order DFAs
Directions for Administration (DFAs) and can be accessed electronically in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) by test examiners; or DFAs can be printed and securely stored just prior to testing. LEAs also have the option of ordering printed ELPAC DFAs for specified grades or grade spans at an additional cost. Further information will be posted to the ELPAC Fee-based Services web page on the ELPAC website.
Summative ELPAC Quick Reference Guides and Flyers
A variety of Quick Reference Guides have been created to assist LEAs in preparation for administering the test. These can be found on the Quick Reference Guides and Videos web page on the ELPAC website.
Complete the Summative ELPAC LEA Certification Course
Test examiners must complete Summative ELPAC Speaking certification for the grade or grade spans they are administering in the Moodle Training Site prior to administering the test.
(Coming Soon): Moodle and Remote Testing Resources
The following resources will be available for download in Moodle :
- Kindergarten through Grade 2 Remote Administration Addendum for test examiners that includes the Answer Book PDF and the Student Writing Response Sheets.
- Grades 3–12 Remote Group Administration Addendum for test examiners
- Grades 3–12 Remote Administration Addendum for parents/guardians and students
Remote testing training videos will be available on the Spring Administrations for Educators website.
ELPAC test examiners should direct questions regarding all aspects of the computer-based ELPAC to their site ELPAC coordinator. Site ELPAC coordinators should direct questions regarding all aspects of the computer-based ELPAC to their LEA ELPAC coordinator. The LEA ELPAC coordinator should direct questions about the ELPAC administration to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.