ELPAC: 2021–22 Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training Information
ELPAC email update, March 15, 2021.
Dear LEA ELPAC Coordinator:
The 2021–22 Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training will be a virtual format. The virtual training modules will be delivered through the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) which opens on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Due to the continued measures being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Educational Testing Service, the California Department of Education, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) are continuing the virtual format for the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training this spring.
The Initial ELPAC testing window is July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. To prepare for this test administration, SCOE has created virtual training modules for LEA ELPAC coordinators and ELPAC test examiners.
Statewide Local Educational Agency Certification
Statewide training is mandatory. All LEA coordinators, new and experienced, will be expected to log in to the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training and select the [Training Verification] button, where there will be a current list of staff within the LEA who have completed the training requirement. If your LEA has current staff on the verified list, the LEA coordinator will certify the LEA completion status. Experienced LEA coordinators do not need to repeat the LEA certification course, only verify LEA certification.The list will be available upon the opening of the Moodle on April 12, 2021. Once Moodle opens on April 12, 2021, the list will be updated weekly and will include name, date of completion, and name of the training.
If your LEA has a new ELPAC coordinator or lead trainer that has not been trained, you will be required to complete the LEA Certification. LEA ELPAC coordinators and other test examiners can fulfill their training requirements by accessing the virtual training modules within the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Moodle Training Site.
Available resources in Moodle are as follows:
- Initial ELPAC What's New video
- Two certification courses (kindergarten through grade twelve or grades six through twelve) for LEA ELPAC coordinators or their designee
- Training videos and presentations
- Training quizzes and calibration quizzes
- PDF versions of the training binder
View the Moodle Training Site Quick Start Guide, on the Moodle home page, for helpful information on how to access the training.
Test Examiner Certification
The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or their designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners' calibration progress and completion. For the Initial ELPAC, both new and experienced test examiners must calibrate annually and will be emailed a certificate of completion upon successful completion of calibration, which should be emailed to their coordinator. The Examiner's Resource course has been newly updated and is divided into sections specific to grades and grade spans. Test examiners need only to calibrate for Speaking and Writing items in the grade/grade spans they are administering and scoring.
The training remains unchanged for the 2020–21 administration. Only LEAs with a new coordinator or trainer will need to order a training binder. Training binders are available in PDF format for download within Moodle. Starting March 15, 2021, you may request printed copies of the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring training binder to be shipped by completing the online request process and including the address(es) where the training binder(s) will be received. Each address may be different from the address listed for the LEA and can be a home address. You may request to receive your training binders at the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training . To place your request, you will need a login with your LEA access code provided below.
Access code for [LEA]: Eight-digit access code
Upon logging in, you will need to select the [Initial Binders] button. You will need to complete the shipping information for each binder being requested or mark the opt-out option for no binder.
Accessing Moodle Keys and Resources
Using Moodle requires trainers, LEA ELPAC coordinators, and test examiners to set up individual user accounts and have enrollment keys. The LEA ELPAC coordinator, who has access to the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training , is the only person with access to the LEA Moodle keys and is responsible for distributing these keys to the appropriate staff. On April 12, 2021 the LEA ELPAC coordinator can login, you will need to select the [Initial Moodle Training Site] button. You will find your Initial Moodle enrollment keys, request LEA Trainer Moodle Reporting Access, and the Moodle User Account template. Users who have already established a Moodle account for the 2021 Summative ELPAC or 2020–21 Initial ELPAC do not need to create a new account.
Questions regarding training and scoring of the Initial ELPAC can be submitted via the Questions and Comments link in the LEA certification courses and the Trainer's Resource section in Moodle.
General questions regarding the 2021–22 Initial ELPAC administration should be directed to CalTAC by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.