ELPAC: Alternate Assessment Completion Status Reports
ELPAC email update, May 18, 2021.
Dear LEA ELPAC Coordinator:
Several local educational agencies (LEAs) have reported that the Completion Status Reports in the Completion Status and Roster Management and the completion reports in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) do not match. This is due to the fact that students identified for a Locally Determined Alternate Assessment (LDAA) are now eligible to take the general Summative ELPAC. The purpose of this email is to explain how these reports provide the information LEAs need to ensure the highest completion rate possible for the Summative ELPAC.
LEAs should use the Test Completion Rates reports in the Completion Status system to check for completion of all domains for those students who were identified for an LDAA but are taking the general Summative ELPAC. LEAs should refer to the Student Completion Status Report in TOMS for an accurate rate of completion, expressed as a percentage, of students identified for the general Summative ELPAC. LEAs can continue to use the dashboard on the MyTOMS screen in TOMS for a snapshot of current completion status.
Test Completion Rates Reports in the Completion Status and Roster Management
The [Completion Status] button on the left navigation bar of the ELPAC website provides access to both LEA-level and school-level Test Completion Rates reports. While these reports would typically match the numbers shown in the Student Completion Status Report in the TOMS reports module, they will be different during the 2020–21 test administration. In 2020–21, since all English learner (EL) students are eligible to take the general Summative ELPAC, including those identified as LDAA, all EL students are identified in the Completion Status reports. LEAs can run reports at the LEA level, school level, or individual student level to ensure students have completed all domains.
ELPAC Student Completion Status Report in TOMS
The ELPAC Student Completion Status Report in TOMS provides information only for those students identified as taking the general Summative ELPAC. Students identified for the LDAA who are taking the general Summative ELPAC will not be listed in this report. This report will identify each domain and its completion status.
Test Status Widget in TOMS
The Test Status widget on the MyTOMS screen in TOMS, presented in figure 1 , shows accurate information based on students' test completion with regard to whether they are designated to take the general Summative ELPAC or the alternate assessments.
Figure 1 TOM'S Dashboard showing testing completion
The upper graph, labeled "Summative ELPAC," shows the number of students identified as designated to take the general Summative ELPAC and the percent who have completed all four domains. No LDAA students are part of this calculation.
The lower graph, labeled "Locally Determined Alternate Assessment," shows only those students identified to take an LDAA. While numbers shown will normally total 100 percent, the percentage might change on certain days. This change is a time lag between new students being added as LDAA and the update of the LDAA being marked complete. The numbers in the graphs will be corrected once those students have completed the domains. The graphs in the Test Status widget are updated once a day.
Questions regarding the completion status reports should be directed to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.