ELPAC: Ordering Alternate ELPAC Picture Cards for the Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test
ELPAC email update, November 4, 2020.
Dear Local Educational Agency (LEA) ELPAC Coordinator:
In preparation for the 2020–21 Alternate ELPAC operational field test, we are pleased to offer color printing and shipping of Picture Cards for test examiners at no cost.
The Picture Cards are part of optional individualization for the Alternate ELPAC and are for students who regularly use picture cards or an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) device as an expressive mode of communication during daily instruction. Picture Cards should be printed or uploaded to the student's AAC device in advance of testing. Test questions with optional Picture Cards are marked in the Directions for Administration so test examiners know how to prepare for the test administration. These Picture Cards must be kept secure at all times.
The Picture Cards are also available for download as a PDF within the Moodle Training Site and in the Test Operations Management System for LEAs to print. There are 12 sets of Picture Cards, one for each grade/grade span and one for each of Forms 1 and 2. On average, there are 20 cards per grade/grade span that must be printed in color, back to back and cut for a test examiner. Ordering window will be open through February 1, 2021. Please allow up to ten business days for shipping.
Requesting your Picture Cards
Starting today, you may request your Picture Cards at the Picture Card Ordering site . It is recommended that the LEA ELPAC coordinator survey test examiners to collect information on which students will use Picture Cards for the test administration. Picture Cards will be printed in color on cardstock paper, cut into squares and bound together in a set for a test examiner.
November 2, 2020: Moodle Training Site opened for the Alternate ELPAC
December 4, 2020: LEA Certification complete for the Alternate ELPAC
January 12 through February 16, 2021: Alternate ELPAC Operational Field testing window
If you have any questions regarding ordering the Alternate ELPAC Picture Cards, please contact the ELPAC team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the Alternate ELPAC operational field test for the 2020–21 ELPAC administration should be directed to CalTAC, by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at email@example.com.