ELPAC: Resources Available Now!
ELPAC email update, January 25, 2023.
Dear LEA ELPAC Coordinator:
The 2022–23 Summative ELPAC and Summative Alternate ELPAC test administration window opens on February 1, 2023. This email contains resources needed to prepare for the upcoming test administration.
Online Test Administration Manual
To prepare LEA ELPAC coordinators, site ELPAC coordinators, and ELPAC test examiners, the Summative ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual and Summative Alternate ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual were updated.These manuals contain information and instructions about test preparation and test administration. A new chapter on the Data Entry Interface (DEI) was added to the Summative ELPAC manual titled "Using the DEI."
Accessing Secure Materials
View Electronically or Print DFAs
Directions for Administration (DFAs) can be accessed electronically in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) or can be printed and securely stored just prior to testing.
Picture Cards for the Summative Alternate ELPAC
Picture cards are available for download as a PDF in TOMS for LEAs to print. Picture cards can also be mailed at no cost to LEAs. Not all students will require the use of picture cards. Their use is determined by the student's individualized education program team. LEA coordinators should work with special education staff to determine how many grade levels or grade spans are represented at each site. Printed picture cards can be requested on the AST website .
Resources and Guides
The DFAs have been revised so that they mainly include information for the day of testing and domain-specific instructions. The planning and preparation content has been removed and placed in a separate Preparing for Administration (PFA) document. The PFA documents are available at the following links and should be reviewed prior to administering the ELPAC.
- Summative ELPAC Preparing for Administration—K–2
- Summative ELPAC Preparing for Administration—Grades 3–12
- Summative Alternate ELPAC Preparing for Administration
The How to Start a Summative ELPAC Test Session document and How to Start a Summative Alternate ELPAC Test Session document contain detailed instructions on logging on to TOMS and starting a test session. This information used to be part of the DFAs and was separated into another document for new test examiners to reference.
Additionally, a variety of quick reference guides are available to assist LEAs in preparing for test administration. These can be found on the Quick Reference Guides and Videos web page on the ELPAC website.
Form Assignments and Second Scoring Assignments
Use the lookup tool on the Summative ELPAC Form Assignments web page and Summative Alternate ELPAC Form Assignments web page to search for an LEA; the search returns the form number to which the LEA has been assigned. Visit the Summative Alternate ELPAC Second Scoring Assignment s web page to find out if your school has been selected to participate in second scoring for the 2022–23 school year.
Estimated Testing Times
Students are allowed as much time as needed to complete the test. The Summative ELPAC: Estimated Testing Times web page provides estimated testing times for each form, by domain and grade level or grade span. The Alternate ELPAC: Estimated Testing Times web page provides estimated testing times for each form, by task type.
Summative ELPAC Speaking Certification Course
All test examiners who are administering the Summative ELPAC Speaking domain must complete Summative ELPAC Speaking certification, for the grade levels or grade spans they are administering, in the Moodle Training Site prior to administering the test. This course is available now for test examiners to prepare for testing.
Online Practice and Training Tests
Test examiners and students can use the online practice and training tests to become familiar and comfortable with the assessment prior to test day. Watch the Using the Online Practice and Training Tests video and review the How to Start a Practice Test and How to Start a Training Test quick reference guides for additional information.
Please refer to the Summative ELPAC Test Administration web page and the Summative Alternate ELPAC Test Administration web page for more information. Direct any questions about the ELPAC to the LEA's assigned LEA Success Agent . Visit the California Outreach web page for other support options.
California Outreach Team
Contact Us: California Outreach web page