Alternate ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings
To prepare for the Initial Alternate ELPAC and the Summative Alternate ELPAC test administrations, the Sacramento County Office of Education has created online training modules available through the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) . These modules are required for any local educational agency (LEA) with students eligible for the Alternate ELPAC. An eligible student is designated as a student whose English language acquisition status is "to be determined" or "English learner" and who has an individualized education program (IEP) specifying the use of an alternate assessment.
Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification
The Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course in Moodle became available on May 10, 2023.
Statewide training is mandatory. LEA certification is required only for LEAs with eligible students. Those LEAs are recommended to complete their LEA certification by August 18, 2023 to allow sufficient time to train test examiners. There are two options, which are to either:
- complete the most recent Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course that launches annually in early November, and complete the Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course;
- complete the most recent Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course and verify, on the AST website , that one active LEA staff member has previously completed the Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course.
For more information about the AST requirements, refer to the Alternate ELPAC AST Requirements document.
It is highly recommended that current LEA staff members watch the new Introduction to the Initial Alternate ELPAC video that became available in Moodle on May 10, 2023.
Enrollment keys for all courses became available to LEA ELPAC coordinators starting May 10, 2023, on the AST website .
Initial Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification
There is a single Alternate ELPAC AST—Test Examiner Certification course that covers both the Initial Alternate ELPAC and Summative Alternate ELPAC. The Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course allows test examiners to administer both assessments until the new certification course's annual launch in early November. When the course is released on November 1, all test examiners must recertify prior to any administration of either the Initial Alternate ELPAC or the Summative Alternate ELPAC. Test examiner certification is valid until the next annual launch.
Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification
The Summative Alternate ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training (AST) is available in Moodle as of November 1, 2023. Each LEA with eligible students must have at least one staff member complete the LEA certification course annually.
Enrollment keys for both Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course and the Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course are available to LEA ELPAC coordinators on the AST website . Access codes to the AST website will be emailed to LEA coordinators on November 1, 2023.
The Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification courses are available annually from November 1 to October 25 each year.
Summative Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification
The Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course is also available in Moodle annually, at the beginning of November prior to the opening of the Summative Alternate ELPAC testing window. Its contents are a subset of the Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course. Test examiners must recertify annually, between November 1 and the administration of either the Initial Alternate ELPAC or the Summative Alternate ELPAC. For more information about the AST requirements, refer to the Alternate ELPAC AST Requirements document.
Requesting Picture Cards
Picture cards are available for download as a PDF in the Test Operations Management System for LEAs to print. Picture cards can also be shipped at no cost to LEAs. Picture cards are an accommodation and are not used by all students. Picture cards may be used by more than one student. LEA coordinators should work with special education staff to determine how many grade levels or grade span sets are needed at each site. Printed picture cards can be requested on the AST website . The Initial Alternate ELPAC and Summative Alternate ELPAC use different picture cards. Please allow up to 10 business days for shipping.
|Assessment||Picture Cards Ordering Window|
|Initial Alternate ELPAC||May 10, 2023, through April 15, 2024|
|Summative Alternate ELPAC||November 1, 2023, through May 1, 2024|