Parent/Guardian Resources

This page contains resources for parents and guardians to support their child with online English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) testing.

Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents Video

The video "Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents" provides information about the Initial ELPAC including its purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, and a description of how parents and guardians will be notified of their child's results.

This video is recommended for parents and guardians who want to learn more about the ELPAC.

The "Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents" video is available in both English and Spanish.

Computer-based ELPAC Overview Video

The "Computer-based ELPAC Overview" video provides general information about the ELPAC, including its importance and purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, how it is administered, and general resources available.

The "Computer-based ELPAC Overview" video is available in both English and Spanish.

Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents Video

The video, "Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents," provides information about the Alternate ELPAC including its purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, and a description of how students can use their preferred communication mode to respond to questions.

This video is recommended for parents and guardians who want to learn more about the Alternate ELPAC. "The Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents" video is currently available in English and Spanish.

Remote Testing Resources

Student Scores and Results Resources

The Starting Smarter websites help parents understand student scores and reports, view sample test questions, and provide additional free resources to support your child’s learning.

This video will walk viewers through how to understand a student’s Summative ELPAC Score Report. The video walks the viewer through the score report of a sample student describing the meaning of the information contained in each section.

Practice and Training Tests

This web page provides students guest access to practice and training tests. Select “Sign In” as a Guest User and Guest Session to take a practice or training test with your child. Select your child’s grade and choose a practice or training test for the following tests:

  • Smarter Balanced English-language Arts or mathematics
  • California Alternate Assessments for English-language Arts or mathematics
  • California Science Test
  • California Spanish Assessment
  • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
  • Alternate ELPAC

Technology Readiness Checker for Students

The Technology Readiness Checker for Students (TRCS) is a game-like tool students navigate to create a storyboard. The navigation through the TRCS is similar to the navigation used in a computer-based assessment and can be used to identify your child’s technology readiness for online testing.

The TRCS is not an assessment and does not provide scores.