Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Assessment: Estimated Testing Times

The computer–based Summative ELPAC is an untimed test. Students are allowed as much time as they need to complete their responses in each domain (i.e., Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing).

The testing schedule may be adjusted to give students sufficient breaks to avoid fatigue. The test may be administered over the course of several days.

Kindergarten through grade two:

  • An entire domain is recommended to be administered in a single sitting, when possible.
  • All domains, with the exception of the Grade Two Writing domain, are administered one-on-one between a single student and a test examiner. If the Grade Two Writing is administered in-person then a small group of 10 or less is allowable but if administered remotely, then it needs to be one-on-one.

Grades three through twelve:

  • The entire Listening domain and Speaking domain is recommended to be administered in a single sitting, when possible.
  • The Reading domain and Writing domain is recommended to be administered in either one or two sessions based on scheduling constraints.
  • All domains, with the exception of the Speaking domain, can be administered in a group of up to 20 students by one test examiner.

There are six different test forms for the Summative ELPAC administration: Form 1, Form 2, Form 3, Form 4, Form 5, and Form 6. Test forms are assigned at the LEA level. Navigate to the Summative ELPAC Forms Assignment web page to use the lookup tool to view your LEA’s assigned test form. Select your LEA’s corresponding Form for estimated testing times.

The braille estimated testing times align to Form 1.