Action Required! Initial ELPAC Test Materials Return or Destruction Certification
ELPAC email update, June 4, 2021.
Dear LEA ELPAC Coordinator:
The last day to use 2019–2020 Initial ELPAC Edition 1 paper–pencil materials is June 30, 2021. Starting on July 6, 2021, all local educational agencies (LEAs) must administer the computer-based Initial ELPAC to eligible students. Note that the Writing domain for kindergarten through grade two will continue to be paper-based.
Secure Destruction of the 2019–2020 Initial ELPAC Edition 1 Materials
On or before June 30, 2021, used and unused 2019–2020 Edition 1 test materials must be either securely destroyed locally or shipped to ETS for destruction.
The following materials require secure destruction:
- Examiner's Manuals
- Used and unused Test Books (grades three through twelve)
- Unused Answer Books (kindergarten through grade twelve)
- Unused Answer Books and Test Books (grade two)
- Voided Answer Books
- All unopened Answer Books and Test Books
Secure Destruction of 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC Materials
After June 30, 2021, or the end of the LEA's instruction year, all used kindergarten through grade two Writing Answer Books must be securely destroyed locally or shipped to ETS for destruction.
The following materials also require secure destruction:
- Used Form 1 Writing Answer Books (kindergarten through grade two)
- Printed Directions for Administration
- Student Rosters
- Unused student pre-identification labels
Certify Destruction of Materials by July 30, 2021
If returning the materials to ETS for destruction, follow the instructions in the Initial ELPAC Secure Destruction and Return Instructions web document.
Because the 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC was available to administer either online or using the paper-based Initial ELPAC, this certification covers the destruction of both the 2019–2020 Initial ELPAC Edition 1 materials and 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC materials. LEAs must complete the Initial ELPAC Test Materials Return or Destruction Certification form no later than Friday, July 30, 2021.
Keeping Unused 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC Materials
LEAs may retain unused 2020–2021 Initial ELPAC Form 1 Writing Answer Books for continued use for 2021–2022 administration. However, LEAs selected for the Rotating Score Validation Process must order new testing materials through the Test Operations Management System.
Questions about the Initial ELPAC administration can be directed to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.