2020–21 Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test Virtual Administration and Scoring Training Moodle Opening Monday, November 2, 2020
ELPAC email update, October 30, 2020.
Dear Local Educational Agency (LEA) ELPAC Coordinator,
This is a reminder that the 2020–21 Alternate ELPAC Moodle Training Site (Moodle) opens November 2, 2020.
To obtain your Moodle enrollment keys, you will need the registration access code provided below. The LEA ELPAC coordinator must log on to the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training registration site , and select the [Alternate ELPAC Moodle Training Site] button to access your keys.
Registration access code: XXXXXXXX
As a coordinator, you will need to:
- Complete the appropriate Alternate ELPAC LEA Certification course by December 4, 2020.
- Give lead trainers and test examiners enrollment key(s).
- Ensure that all test examiners have a Moodle account. (User accounts from General Initial and Summative ELPAC are still active.)
- Request reporting access for up to three LEA leads.
- Verify that test examiners have completed certification by obtaining the completion certificate from the test examiner or by verifying completion via the Activity Completion Report in Moodle.
District Trainer Moodle Account and Reporting Access: To gain reporting access to view test examiner progress through the certification, the LEA ELPAC coordinator must submit the names and email addresses of the LEA Alternate ELPAC leads responsible for monitoring. To identify individuals responsible for monitoring course completion, the LEA ELPAC coordinator must log on to the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training registration site , select the [Alternate ELPAC Moodle Training Site] button and complete the LEA Trainer Reporting Access – Alternate section. Each LEA may provide reporting access for up to three people.
Moodle User Account Template: LEA trainers who wish to create individual Moodle accounts for their staff can use the template posted in Moodle, in the LEA Certification course. Filling out and submitting a User Account file is an easy way to create accounts for all test examiners in the LEA. The file can be populated with staff members' names and emails. Populated files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the file is imported into Moodle, Moodle will send a confirmation email that a new account has been requested to each person listed in the file. Each person will need to confirm his or her account by selecting the link in the email confirmation.
Alternate ELPAC Moodle Enrollment Keys LEA Certification: This key allows the LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee to log in and access the California Department of Education, mandated training for LEA certification.
Examiner's Certification: This key allows test examiners for the Alternate ELPAC to automatically become part of the LEA's user group. The user group is set up to retain test examiners' certification results and provide reports for LEA leads and trainers to monitor test examiner training progress within Moodle. Test examiners should complete the certification prior to administering the Alternate ELPAC in January/February.
Form Assignments: Form assignments for the 2020–21 Summative Alternate ELPAC administration are now available on the Alternate ELPAC Forms Assignments web page. Use the lookup tool to search for an LEA to see which form number the LEA has been assigned.
In Moodle, the LEA ELPAC coordinator may also identify the Alternate ELPAC leads or trainer(s) and request LEA Trainer Reporting Access, if the trainer needs to view reports in Moodle and monitor course completion by test examiners. Please note that your LEA enrollment keys are different for the Alternate ELPAC than the Summative and Initial ELPAC. Therefore, test examiners will need to be issued the appropriate enrollment key for each program by the LEA ELPAC coordinator.
Questions regarding training and administration of the 2020–2021 Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test can be submitted via the Questions and Comments link in the LEA Certification section and the Examiner's course in Moodle.
For further inquiries about the 2020–2021 Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test and the available resources, please contact the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at email@example.com.