Initial ELPAC Test Administration

The Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) testing window is July 1–June 30.

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the decision for schools to continue with distance learning, the 30-day deadline has been extended by 45-days, for a total of 75 days. The 2020–21 Initial ELPAC will be available to administer either online in the test delivery system (TDS) or using the paper-based Initial ELPAC. These two options are available until the end of the administration year on June 30, 2021. Local educational agencies (LEAs) that decide to administer the paper-based Initial ELPAC should test using existing, unused, 2019–20 materials. This web page provides details for each of the two test options for the Initial ELPAC.

2021–22 Computer-based Initial ELPAC

2020–21 Computer-based Initial ELPAC

2020–21 Paper-based Initial ELPAC