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) is available in Moodle Link to external site as of November 1, 2022. Each LEA with eligible students must have at least one staff member complete the LEA certification course annually.

The Summative Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course is available in Moodle Link to external site annually, in the fall 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 any version of the Alternate ELPAC.

Enrollment keys for both Summative Alternate ELPAC certification courses are available to LEA ELPAC coordinators on the AST website Link to external site. Access codes to the AST website were 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 in the Initial Alternate ELPAC Certifications section of Moodle Link to external site on July 5, 2022, and closes on June 30, 2023.

The Initial Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course is required for on representative at each LEA that has students eligible to take the Initial Alternate ELPAC. This is in addition to the requirement that one representative annually complete the Summative Alternate ELPAC—LEA Certification course. Both certifications must be completed prior to any Initial Alternate ELPAC test administration.

This course should be completed as soon as possible.

There is no Initial Alternate ELPAC Test Examiners course for examiners. To administer either the Initial Alternate ELPAC or the Summative Alternate ELPAC, test examiners must certify annually by completing the Summative Alternate ELPAC—Test Examiner Certification course.

Enrollment keys for the all courses are available to LEA ELPAC coordinators starting June 1, 2022, on the AST website 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. Picture cards 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.

What's New Overview Question and Answer Sessions for the Summative Alternate ELPAC ASTs

The Sacramento County Office of Education will hold "What's New Overview Question and Answer Session" via Zoom to answer test administration questions for the Summative Alternate ELPAC. This meeting is for LEA ELPAC coordinators, or their designees. It will review the key updates to the administration and scoring of the Summative Alternate ELPAC. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions after information is shared.

Audience: LEA ELPAC coordinators and LEA staff responsible for Alternate ELPAC training

Date: November 15, 2022, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Registration: Register now for the November 2022 What's New Overview Question and Answer Sessions for the Summative Alternate ELPAC AST Link to external site