Alternate ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

To prepare for the Summative Alternate ELPAC and the Initial Alternate ELPAC test administrations, the Sacramento County Office of Education has created online training modules available through the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) Link to external site. These modules are required for any local educational agency (LEA) with students eligible for the Alternate ELPAC. An eligible student is designated as an English learner and has an individualized education program specifying the use of an alternate assessment.

Summative Alternate ELPAC Certification

The Summative Alternate ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training (AST) will be available online beginning November 1, 2022. Each LEA with eligible students must have at least one staff member complete the LEA certification course annually. The LEA certification course is available each school year, in the fall prior to the opening of the Summative Alternate ELPAC testing window.

The Summative Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course, a subset of the LEA certification course, must be completed annually by LEA staff members who will administer the test. These courses are available through Moodle Link to external site .

Enrollment keys for the Summative Alternate ELPAC LEA certification courses will be made available to LEA ELPAC coordinators on the AST website Link to external site. Access codes to the AST website will be emailed to LEA coordinators on October 31, 2022.

The Summative Alternate ELPAC certification courses are available annually from November 1 to May 31 each year.

Initial Alternate ELPAC Certification

The Initial Alternate ELPAC testing window opened on July 5, 2022, and closes on June 30, 2023.

Returning LEA ELPAC coordinators who have already completed the certification course for the 2021–22 Alternate ELPAC operational field test in Moodle are required to complete only the two modules in the Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course:

  1. Module One—Identifying Potential English Learners
  2. Module Two—After Testing

Enrollment keys for the Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course are available to LEA ELPAC coordinators starting June 1, 2022, on the AST website Link to external site. Enrollment keys for the Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course will no longer be available after April 17, 2023.

New LEA ELPAC coordinators who have not completed the Alternate ELPAC certification from the prior year will need to complete the New Coordinators Only—Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course prior to the LEA administering the assessment. Available until November 1, 2022, this course will satisfy the Initial Alternate ELPAC LEA certification requirement and should be completed before the Initial Alternate ELPAC is administered.

Returning test examiners who have already completed the certification course for the Alternate ELPAC in Moodle do not need to certify for the Initial Alternate ELPAC.

New test examiners who have not completed the Alternate ELPAC certification from a previous year will need to complete the New Test Examiners Only—Initial Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course prior to administering the assessment. This course is available until November 1, 2022.

All certification courses will be posted in the Initial Alternate ELPAC Certifications section of Moodle Link to external site.

Requesting Picture Cards

Picture cards are available for download as a PDF in the Test Operations Management System for LEAs to print. These can also be mailed at no cost to LEAs. Not all students will require the use of picture cards. LEA coordinators should work with special education staff to determine how many grade levels or grade spans are represented at each site. Printed picture cards can be requested on the AST website Link to external site.

Assessment Picture Cards Ordering Window
Initial Alternate ELPAC June 1, 2022, through April 17, 2023
Summative Alternate ELPAC November 1, 2022, through April 17, 2023

Picture cards for the Summative Alternate ELPAC will be shipped starting in December. Please allow up to 10 business days for shipping.

LEA ELPAC coordinators should direct questions regarding the Alternate ELPAC administration to the LEA's assigned LEA Success Agent Link to external site.