ELPAC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

About the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

What is the purpose of the ELPAC?

State law (California Education Code section 313 external link icon and California Education Code section 60810 external link icon) and federal laws (Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA]) require that local educational agencies (LEAs) administer a state test of English language proficiency to (1) newly enrolled students whose primary language is not English, as an initial assessment, and (2) students who are English learners (ELs), as an annual summative assessment. For California’s public-school students, this test is the ELPAC.

The ELPAC is used to assess and monitor EL students’ progress toward English language proficiency. EL students continue to take the Summative ELPAC annually until they meet their LEA’s reclassification criteria.

Can parents/guardians opt their child out of the ELPAC?

No. Parents/guardians cannot opt their child out of the ELPAC. State law (California Education Code section 313 external link icon and California Education Code section 60810 external link icon) and federal law Titles I and Ill of the Every Student Succeeds Act) require that all students whose primary language is other than English be assessed for English language proficiency. The legal basis for requiring English language proficiency testing is that all students have the right to an equal and appropriate education, and any English language limitations (left unidentified or unaddressed) could preclude a student from accessing that right.

Which students are required to take the ELPAC?

Students with a primary language other than English, as determined by a home language survey, who have not taken the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) or ELPAC before and who have not been previously classified as an EL, must take the Initial ELPAC.

Students designated as ELs via the CELDT or Initial ELPAC are required to take the Summative ELPAC annually until they are reclassified as fluent English proficient.

Do we test students in year one of a two-year kindergarten program (frequently referred to as “transitional kindergarten”)?

Yes. Students in year one of a two-year kindergarten program will take the kindergarten test. All students enrolled in the LEA in year one of a two-year kindergarten program, whose primary language is other than English, as determined by a home language survey, must be administered the ELPAC within 30 calendar days of enrollment or 60 calendar days prior to instruction, but not before July 1.

If a student takes the Initial ELPAC assessment () and is classified as an EL during the Summative ELPAC administration window, will the student be required to take the Summative ELPAC as well?

Yes, if a student takes the Initial ELPAC assessment and is classified as an EL prior to May 31, the student will be required to take the Summative ELPAC as well.

Adding Users in TOMS

How can I add a user in TOMS?

LEA ELPAC coordinators and site ELPAC coordinators can add users to TOMS either one at a time or through batch file upload, using a template to add several users at once.

In TOMS, on the top navigation bar, select the [Users] button.

  • To add users one at a time, select the [Add] tab.
  • To add several users at once, select the [Upload] tab.

Then follow the respective page instructions.

How do I assign roles in TOMS?

In TOMS, after selecting the [Users] button in the top navigation bar, roles can be assigned in three ways:

  • To add a single user (the prerequisite to assigning a role), select the [Add] tab.
  • To edit a single user role, select the [View & Edit] tab.
  • To assign multiple roles at once, select the [Upload] tab.

Then follow the respective page instructions.

Do I have to add each individual who will be administering the Listening domain?

Yes. The user needs to add each individual as a test examiner. The user has the option to add test examiners one at a time through the user interface or all at once via batch file upload. Users can download a template from TOMS and then manually enter users or copy users from the previous administration. Every test examiner must sign an electronic Test Security Affidavit after being added.

Addresses in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS)

What is an Organization Primary Shipping Address?

Test materials are delivered to the LEA’s primary shipping address indicated in TOMS. Note that every shipping address must be a physical address. To change the primary shipping address, follow the instructions for “How do I check or change an address in TOMS?”

What is an Organization Reporting Shipping Address?

Student Score Reports (SSRs) are delivered to the reporting shipping address indicated in TOMS. Note that every shipping address must be a physical address. To change the reporting shipping address, follow the instructions for “How do I check or change an address in TOMS?”

What is an Organization Billing Address?

The billing address is required for all general services invoicing. Note that every shipping address must be a physical address. To add or change the organization shipping address, follow the instructions for “How do I check or change an address in TOMS?”

How do I check or change an address in TOMS?

In TOMS, on the top navigation bar, select the [Organizations] button, search for the organization, and then select the pencil icon to edit the organization information. Select the [Addresses] tab to access the editable template to change the primary, reporting, and billing addresses.

Designating an LEA ELPAC Coordinator and Providing Access to TOMS

Where is the superintendent’s LEA ELPAC coordinator designation form and the ELPAC test security agreement form?

Beginning with the 2019–20 ELPAC administration, the new process to complete and submit the superintendent LEA ELPAC coordinator designation form and the ELPAC test security agreement form is within TOMS.

Can an LEA have multiple coordinators?

Yes. In addition to the primary LEA ELPAC coordinator, the superintendent may designate up to three secondary LEA ELPAC coordinators. Secondary LEA ELPAC coordinators do not automatically receive access to TOMS, but the primary LEA ELPAC coordinator may request access for them by contacting the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at caltac@ets.org.

Does a non-TOMS user need to complete an ELPAC test security affidavit?

Beginning with the 2019–20 ELPAC administration, the process to complete and submit the ELPAC Test Security Affidavit for Non-TOMS Users with roles that do not require access to TOMS is online.

Is it necessary for all individuals who will have access to ELPAC TOMS to receive Administration and Scoring Training?

No. Individuals such as superintendents or administrative assistants may be designated as secondary or tertiary LEA ELPAC coordinators and are required to sign the ELPAC Test Security Agreement form located within TOMS. It is not necessary for them to have attended an ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training workshop.

When we add users for the ELPAC in TOMS, can we also add users for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) or vice versa?

No, you cannot add users to ELPAC and CAASPP at the same time. As of September 3, 2019, the new TOMS system will cover both the ELPAC and CAASPP, but it will not be possible to add users to both systems without changing roles.

If I am the LEA coordinator for ELPAC and CAASPP, will I use the same logon for both?

Yes. If a user has been designated as the LEA coordinator for both programs, the user will have the same logon credentials for the ELPAC and CAASPP TOMS roles. Immediately after logging on, the user will have to choose which role to use. However, the user will be able to change roles while still logged on.

Will ELPAC and CAASPP be linked in TOMS?

Yes, starting September 3, 2019, users will access CAASPP and ELPAC TOMS from a single Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for TOMS external link icon.

Do I have to add each individual who will be administering the Listening domain?

Yes. The user will need to add each individual as a test examiner. The user will have the option to add test examiners one at a time through the user interface or all at once via batch file upload. The user can either edit the file of assigned users from the previous year’s administration or download a template from TOMS and then manually enter users.

The password link expired. What do I need to do to get a new link?

Select "Forgot Your Password?" on the logon page or on the logon error message page to have a temporary password sent to the user’s email address. LEA ELPAC coordinators may contact CalTAC by phone at 800-955-2954 to have passwords reset. Site ELPAC coordinators should contact their LEA ELPAC coordinators, and ELPAC test examiners should contact their site ELPAC coordinator.

Are there any special requirements I need to consider when setting my password; for example, do I need a special character, caps, etc.?

Passwords must be a minimum of eight characters and contain at least one from each of the following categories:

  • An uppercase character (A–Z)
  • A lowercase character (a–z)
  • A one-digit number (0–9)
  • A special character (%, #, !, etc.)

Listening Domain

What are the technological requirements for the Listening domain?

Students can access the audio for the Listening domain through the test delivery system as they test. If students are unable to receive the audio in this manner, the test examiner may access the audio recording for the Listening domain. It can only be accessed using the secure TOMS external link icon website. For information about supported technology and technology requirements for accessing audio, please refer to systems requirements for the computer-based ELPAC, in the CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing web document.

For the best performance, test examiners should download the latest version of one of the supported secure web browsers external link icon.

Is it possible to use an iPod Touch for the Listening components of the ELPAC?

Yes, an iPod Touch can be used for the listening components of the ELPAC.

How do I access the audio section?

In TOMS, in the top navigation bar, select the [Audio] button to administer audio for the Listening and Speaking modules.

Local Scoring Tool

What is the Local Scoring Tool (LST)?

The LST is a tool within TOMS that allows LEAs to enter a student’s raw score information to generate an overall scale score and performance level in addition to a performance level and scale score for Oral Language and Written Language. At the domain level, a performance level and scale score are not calculated as there are not enough test items on the Initial ELPAC to calculate a valid score for each domain.

Is there an online Initial ELPAC LST for local scoring?

Yes, the LST is available for the Initial ELPAC during the entire school year, excluding scheduled system downtimes. The Planned System Downtime web page can be found on ELPAC website.

The raw score entry tool is in TOMS under the [LST] navigation bar, in the [Enter Scores] navigation tab. LEA ELPAC coordinators, site ELPAC coordinators, ELPAC test examiners, and any individual who has been identified and added to TOMS as an LST Data Entry or LST correspondence administrator can enter Initial ELPAC raw scores for each student. The hierarchy-based role permissions associated with the user’s logon identification and password will allow access only to student data under the purview of that authorized user. Test examiners will locally score the operational assessments and use the LST to input the raw hand-scored results for the Initial ELPAC. Through the LST, LEAs can enter, save, and print individual SSRs for parents/guardians as the official SSR for the Initial ELPAC. Additionally, the LST correspondence administrator can download and export student results to upload into the LEA Student Information System and required parent/guardian notification letter.

How do I access the LST?

Log on to TOMS and select the [LST] tab on the top navigation bar.

Pre-ID Labels

How do I order Pre-ID labels, and how much do they cost?

Pre-identification (Pre-ID) is the process of electronically identifying students through a barcoded label rather than filling in student demographic information on the Answer Book. Starting with the 2019–20 administration, Pre-identification (Pre-ID) labels will be provided at no cost for students in kindergarten through grade two for their Summative ELPAC Writing domain Answer Books. LEAs do not need to request or order these Pre-ID labels; LEAs will be provided with labels to return paper scorable materials.

For more information about Pre-ID labels, refer to “Where do I order Pre-ID labels?” and the sections following it.

How do I submit a purchase order after placing a Pre-ID label order?

Starting with the 2019–20 administration, Pre-ID labels will be free of charge and will not require a purchase order.

Where do I order Pre-ID labels?

Starting with the 2019–20 administration, Pre-identification (Pre-ID) labels will be provided at no cost for students in kindergarten through grade two for their Summative ELPAC Writing domain Answer Books. LEAs do not need to request or order these Pre-ID labels; they will be sent to the LEAs to return paper scorable materials. There will be two production dates for Pre-ID labels: January 17, 2020, and March 13, 2020. LEAs can expect to receive the Pre-ID labels created on January 17 by February 3 and those created on March 13 by March 30.

Will the Pre-ID labels be bundled by school or arrive in one big stack?

Pre-ID orders will come presorted by school site, grade level, and student name (alphabetically).

I need another Pre-ID order. Can I request labels for the new students only?

Yes, Pre-ID labels can be requested for new students only.

One of my Pre-ID labels is damaged. What should I do?

If the Pre-ID label has been damaged and cannot be scanned, please hand-grid the student’s full demographic information on the Answer Book.

My prepopulated Group Identification Sheet (GIS) forms are damaged. Can I order more?

If the prepopulated GIS forms are damaged, or there are not enough of them, it is not possible to order more prepopulated forms, but LEA ELPAC coordinators can contact CalTAC by phone at 800-955-2954 to request additional blank GIS forms. For more prepopulated forms, site ELPAC coordinators should contact their LEA ELPAC coordinators and ELPAC test examiners should contact their site ELPAC coordinator.

Score Reporting

How do I access reports in TOMS for the Summative and Initial ELPAC?

In TOMS, reports can be accessed by selecting the [Reports] navigation bar, and then doing one of the following:

  • Summative ELPAC reports (e.g. Summative ELPAC Student Eligibility Report) are distributed between the [LEA Reports] and [Site Reports] navigation tabs. Select one of these tabs.
  • To access Initial ELPAC reports (e.g. Initial ELPAC LST Score Lock Report), select the [LST Reports] navigation tab.

Will the Summative ELPAC SSRs be translated into various languages?

The Summative ELPAC 2018–19 Sample Student Score Reports guides are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, and Filipino. These guides are posted electronically on the ELPAC website on the Score Reporting web page under the [Test Administration] navigation bar. Beginning with the 2018–19 Summative ELPAC administration, the SSRs are available in Spanish.

Technology

What technology requirements are required to prepare for the Computer-based ELPAC?

The systems and student testing device requirements required to prepare for the ELPAC are referenced in the Preparing for the Computer-based ELPAC Administration Technology Requirements web document.

What are the technology requirements for administering the Computer-based ELPAC?

Information about supported technology and technology requirements and reference to systems requirements for the computer-based ELPAC, are in the CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing external link icon web document.

How do I access a secure browser for the online ELPAC?

To access a secure browser for the computer-based ELPAC, select the Secure Browsers external link icon link located on the left of the ELPAC website.

My school has already downloaded a secure browser for statewide testing. Do we need to download another secure browser?

Yes. School personnel must download a secure browser annually for online testing for online testing however, the secure browser is the same secure browser used for CAASPP.

Are there special directions or requirements for a secure browser on Chromebooks, Android tablets, or iPads?

For information on using secure browsers on Chromebooks, Android tablets, and iPads, refer to the CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing external link icon web document.

Test Administration

When will my LEA need to complete administration of the Summative ELPAC?

The Summative ELPAC window is from February 1 through May 31 annually.

How is the ELPAC administered?

Beginning with the 2019‒20 administration, the Summative ELPAC will be delivered on a computer-based test delivery platform. The four domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) will be administered on computer except for the Writing domain for kindergarten through grade two, which will remain on paper.

Kindergarten through grade twelve Speaking will continue their one-on-one administration for all grades or grade spans using the computer-based platform. The test examiner will point to pictures on the student’s computer and continue to score “in the moment.”

For year one of a two-year kindergarten program (frequently referred to as transitional kindergarten), kindergarten, and grade one, all four domains are administered one-on-one, with the option for the test examiner to navigate the student computer. However, the Kindergarten through grade two Writing domain will remain paper-based.

For grade two Listening, Speaking, and Reading will be administered one-on-one. Although the writing domain, which will continue to be paper-based, can be administered in small groups. Grades three through twelve Listening, Reading, and Writing will be computer-based and may be administered in groups.

What technology is needed for the ELPAC Listening, Speaking, and Writing domains?

Listening, Speaking (“Summarize an Academic Presentation” only), and Writing for grades three through twelve are administered via streamed audio recordings. Test examiners will use the Audio Modules section of TOMS to access and play the audio file. Test examiners need to verify, in advance, the ability to stream and play an audio file from the internet through a web browser* on a device that is connected to speakers, so that all students can access the audio.

*For best performance, test examiners should download the latest version of one of the supported web browsers listed on the Secure Browsers external link icon web page.

Are there guidelines for individualized education program (IEP) teams to determine the necessary accommodations for students with disabilities?

Test Resources

To complete one or more ELPAC domains, students may need testing resources such as universal tools, designated supports, accommodation(s), or an alternate assessment. IEP teams and test examiners who are accessing resources for test administration should refer to Matrix Four: Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations for the ELPAC external link icon, on the California Department of Education (CDE) Assessment Information external link icon web page.

Accommodations

Accommodations or alternate assessments should be noted in a student’s IEP or Section 504 plan and marked on the demographics page of the Answer Book if used for the appropriate domains.

How do I submit an unlisted resource request for my LEA?

The LEA ELPAC coordinator must submit a request in writing to the CDE at elpac@cde.ca.gov for approval of an unlisted resource that is not included in Matrix Four external link icon. Please include the following information:

  • LEA name and school name
  • LEA ELPAC coordinator name
  • Number of students needing the resource
  • Contact information

What are the different types of braille test forms?

Contracted and uncontracted braille refers to the type of braille language used. Contracted braille includes combinations of the alphabet and symbols; uncontracted braille refers to using one braille character for each letter of the English alphabet, punctuation, and number (according to the Braille Authority of North America external link icon). Braille test forms are uncontracted for kindergarten through grade two and contracted for grades three through twelve; they are available for both the Summative and Initial ELPAC.

Are breaks the same as pausing?

No. Breaks in the middle of a domain are for students who need a break due to fatigue. In these instances, the audio for Listening or Speaking (“Summarize an Academic Presentation”) can be paused only once, and it is not necessary for the LEA to request an unlisted resource for this.

Pausing is for students who need the audio paused between each question because they need time to process the information they are hearing. Pausing is an unlisted resource, which requires approval from the CDE. To date, all unlisted resource requests for pausing and repeating the audio for the Listening domain have been approved.

Is there a sequence in which the ELPAC test domains must be administered?

The four test domains—Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing—may be administered in any order, but the parts within a domain must be administered sequentially and in a single sitting.

What is needed to administer the ELPAC Listening domain?

For grades three through twelve, Listening is administered via streamed audio recordings that test examiners will access through TOMS. TOMS has an Audio Modules section through which ELPAC test examiners will play an audio file during the Listening domain. Because Listening is administered in groups for grades three through twelve, the test examiner will need the ability to stream and play an audio file from the internet through an approved browser on a computer that is connected to speakers so that all students can access the audio. Audio can also come from the student’s device.

For kindergarten through grade two, the Listening domain is administered by the test examiner reading from the Examiner’s Manual. Therefore, no streaming audio equipment is needed for kindergarten through grade two.

For more information about supported technology and technology requirements for accessing audio, please refer to systems requirements for the computer-based ELPAC, in the CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing external link icon web document.

Who can administer the ELPAC?

Per California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11518(l) external link icon, ELPAC assessments can only be administered by employees or contractors of an LEA or nonpublic school who are proficient in English, have received formal ELPAC administration and scoring training, and have signed a Test Security Affidavit.

If test examiners are only administering or scoring one domain, do they need to receive training for all domains?

No. Test examiners must be trained on the portions of the test they are administering. They are not required to receive training for other domains.

Are students allowed to write in their Test Books?

Students in grades three through twelve who cannot take the ELPAC on computer and require a paper-pencil test instead are permitted to write in their Test Books. Students in grades three through twelve who need to take the paper-pencil test rather than the computer-based ELPAC are permitted to write in their Test Books.

In kindergarten through grade two for the Writing domain, the Test Book is combined with the Answer Book, so writing is permitted in the Test Book. However, because stray marks could interfere with scoring, writing in the Test Book and Answer Book is not allowed in any domain other than the Writing domain.

Are Test Books bundled with Answer Books now that a Test Book and Answer Book are required for every student?

Answer Books and Test Books are bundled together if ordered during the primary materials order window. If a supplemental order is placed, the Test Book and Answer Books are not bundled, allowing the LEA to order more of one or the other, as appropriate.

Is there an alternate assessment that is recommended by the state?

IEP teams may determine that a student is unable to participate in one or more domains of the ELPAC, even with accommodations, due to short- or long-term disabilities. In this instance, the IEP team may determine that the student should be tested with an alternate assessment. Currently, the CDE does not provide a list of approved alternate assessments, however an alternate ELPAC is in development. Please visit the ELPAC website for more information.”

If a student takes an alternate assessment, make sure to return a blank ELPAC Answer Book for the student with the demographic information completed, and mark the Alternate Assessment circle (box 11) for each domain in which an alternate assessment was administered.

Also note:

  • The Alternate Assessment circle should not be filled in for students who take the braille version. The braille version of the ELPAC is not an alternate assessment.
  • Students who take an alternate assessment will receive the Lowest Obtainable Scale Score (LOSS) for each domain marked as an alternate assessment.
  • If a student takes an alternate assessment for all domains, the overall scale score will also be the LOSS.

How can a domain exemption be completed?

The oral and written composites will allow a single domain exemption each. Marking the [Domain Exemption] box for the Listening domain and the [Domain Exemption] box for Speaking domain box for Listening, for the same student is not considered valid, and the LST will beep and give an error. The same exclusion applies to the Reading and Writing domains.

Test Materials

Where do I order test materials for the Summative or Initial ELPAC?

In TOMS, primary test materials orders are placed by selecting the [Orders] navigation bar and then selecting the [Place Primary Order] navigation tab. Follow the page instructions on the TOMS screen to complete the order.

Where do I order supplemental test materials for the Summative or Initial ELPAC?

Supplemental test materials are ordered by selecting the [Orders] navigation bar and then selecting the [Place Supplemental Orders] navigation tab. Follow the page instructions on the TOMS screen to complete the order.

When can I order Summative ELPAC test materials?

The Summative ELPAC order window will occur in two rounds, a primary order window with an additional window for ordering supplemental materials. See the Summative ELPAC Test Administration web page.

I missed the primary materials ordering windows. What are my options?

LEA ELPAC coordinators should contact CalTAC for assistance in placing a supplemental order to ensure that they receive the necessary ancillary supplies. LEA ELPAC coordinators may also place a supplemental order through TOMS. LEAs can place as many supplemental orders as necessary. The supplemental order window opens approximately two weeks prior to the opening of the Summative ELPAC window (February 3) and will remain open until approximately two weeks prior to the conclusion of the Summative ELPAC window (May 29).

Will overage materials be sent in the primary materials order window?

Yes. For the primary materials order window, an additional 5 percent of materials will be allocated for each LEA as overage. Overage is not included when excessive order charges are calculated.

I understand that supplemental materials will come bundled by LEA, not by site. Will the primary materials come packed by site?

Primary materials orders will come bundled by school site with 5 percent overage for the LEA.

Who do I contact for assistance with placing a supplemental order?

Only LEA ELPAC coordinators can contact CalTAC between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., by phone at 800-955-2954 or by email at caltac@ets.org to place supplemental orders. Site ELPAC coordinators should contact their LEA ELPAC coordinators and ELPAC test examiners should contact their site ELPAC coordinator if a supplemental order needs to be placed.

How soon after I place a supplemental order will I receive my shipment?

Supplemental orders will be delivered to LEAs within 10 to 14 business days from when the order is placed.

Can I request expedited delivery on a supplemental order?

No. There is no expedited shipping of supplemental orders.

How do I set up a freight shipment?

Only LEAs (not schools) can set up freight shipments. Log on to TOMS and select the [Organizations] button in the top navigation bar; search for the applicable organization then select the pencil under the edit function. Check the box next to Can receive freight shipments to indicate that freight shipments can be received at this address. A confirmation box will appear to show the organization information has been updated. Please note, freight shipments are for test materials only. The address must be a physical address; materials cannot be shipped to a post office box.

Can I have my shipments delivered to multiple addresses?

Yes. Test materials orders can be shipped to different primary shipping addresses, but LEAs must verify the primary shipping address each time an order is placed. It must be a physical address; test materials and shipping labels cannot be shipped to a post office box. A test materials order cannot be split between different addresses.

I entered the wrong shipping address, or I entered an address that does not accept freight. How do I correct this?

If the wrong shipping address was entered, call CalTAC at 800-955-2954 to determine the next course of action. In future, it is essential to verify that the primary shipping address is correct. To update the shipping address in TOMS, under the [Addresses] tab (accessed from the [Organizations] button in the top navigation bar), select the pencil icon next to the shipping address to be modified. Enter the desired updates and then select [Save] to save the changes. For additional assistance, contact CalTAC by email at caltac@ets.org or by phone at 800-955-2954.

Training and Information

What training resources are available?

A variety of resources are available to help LEAs, schools, and students prepare for the administration of the 2019–20 ELPAC:

Practice and Training Tests

Practice and training tests are available on the ELPAC Practice & Training Tests web page. The practice tests provide examples of task types that are administered in each grade or grade span. They also provide a sense of how the 2012 English Language Development standards are assessed.

Moodle Training Site

Individuals who receive ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training will have access to a Moodle website containing additional training materials on scoring the Speaking domain. The Moodle Training Site is a learning management system for training and calibration resources for the ELPAC. LEA ELPAC coordinators and lead trainers may also use the Moodle Training Site to access reports and monitor calibration completion and quiz results of test examiners.

Manuals and Instructions

The Initial ELPAC Test Administration Manual, Test Operations Management System Guide for ELPAC (coming soon), ELPAC FAQ documents, and other text resources are posted under the Test and Administration navigation bar on the ELPAC website.

Brief Instructional Videos

The ELPAC Videos web page provides instructional videos on features of the TOMS website and other important ELPAC processes.

How many people from each LEA can attend ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training workshops?

LEAs are allocated a specific number of seats for the Administration and Scoring trainings based on the number of English learners in the district. If an LEA has students enrolled in both kindergarten through grade five and grades six through twelve, a minimum of two individuals must attend a training workshop to ensure that enough staff from the LEA are present to cover the afternoon breakout trainings for both kindergarten through grade five and grades six through twelve. Prior to the opening of registration for the trainings, an email is sent with the seat allotment and the passcode to access the training registration site. If for some reason this email does not arrive, LEA ELPAC coordinators may contact CalTAC to request the registration passcode or information on the seat allotment. Site ELPAC coordinators should contact their LEA ELPAC coordinators, and ELPAC test examiners should contact their site ELPAC coordinator. Information on training dates and locations is listed on the ELPAC Training Overview web page.

Can my LEA register more people for a training workshop than the number of spaces we are allocated?

Yes. Individuals may be registered for more spaces than the LEA has been allotted. Any individuals registered after the allotted amount is met will automatically be placed on a wait list and will be admitted to training if space is available.