Optional Summative ELPAC: Deadline to Submit STAIRS Cases
ELPAC email update, October 29, 2020.
Dear LEA ELPAC Coordinator or Site ELPAC Coordinator:
Local educational agency (LEA) ELPAC coordinators and site ELPAC coordinators are responsible for handling administrative and security responsibilities for all components of ELPAC administration.
Deadline to Submit STAIRS cases
The optional fall administration of the 2019–2020 Summative ELPAC concludes on October 30, 2020. All testing incidents must be approved in the Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System (STAIRS) in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) by Friday, October 30, 2020. Please submit all testing incidents by 4 p.m. for timely processing. Cases that require ETS or California Department of Education approval will not be processed after this date. When logging on to TOMS, select Summative ELPAC Optional Admin (2019–20) with the appropriate user role on the Welcome to TOMS screen to access TOMS resources for the optional fall administration.
Users should refer to the following resources for instructions on how to submit a STAIRS case:
- 2019–2020 Summative ELPAC Security Incidents and Appeals Procedure Guide web document
- Security and Test Administration Incident Reporting System (STAIRS)/Appeals Process web page
- Test Security Guidelines Video web page
- STAIRS Video Tutorial web page
- How to Submit a Security Incident web document
LEA ELPAC coordinators should direct questions regarding STAIRS or the optional administration of the 2019–2020 Summative ELPAC to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at email@example.com.