Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

The 2024–25 Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) has been updated to include embedded field test items within the two forms requiring all local educational agencies (LEAs) to participate and complete the Administration and Scoring Training (AST). The training will be delivered virtually through the Moodle Training Site (Moodle) starting April 22, 2024.

View the Moodle Training Site User Guide on the Moodle Link to external site home page for helpful information on how to access the training and navigate Moodle.

Statewide LEA Training and Certification

Statewide training is mandatory. ELPAC regulations require annual training for all LEAs. Each LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee is required to complete the online Initial ELPAC certification course in Moodle to meet the training requirement for the LEA. Upon completion of the LEA certification course a certificate of completion will be produced. The LEA certification course takes approximately two to three hours and must be completed by August 2, 2024. LEA ELPAC coordinators and other test examiners can fulfill their training requirements by accessing the virtual training modules within Moodle using their Moodle key discussed below.

Alternatively, an LEA that does not have any students designated with an English Language Acquisition Status of To Be Determined (TBD) in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) may either complete the certification course or enter a Memorandum of Understanding with a neighboring LEA that has completed the certification course. If the primary LEA subsequently enrolls a TBD student, the neighboring LEA will administer the Initial ELPAC for the primary LEA.

LEA ELPAC coordinators and all test examiners can fulfill their training requirements by accessing the virtual training modules within Moodle Link to external site.

Moodle contains the following:

  • Two certification courses (kindergarten through grade twelve or grades six through twelve) for an LEA ELPAC coordinator or a designee
  • Training videos and presentations
  • Training quizzes and calibration quizzes
  • PDF version of the training binder

The content of the Initial ELPAC Training Binder has changed. Training binders will be available in a digital format in the Trainer Resource course within Moodle Link to external site. The new digital version can be downloaded by section or in its entirety as a PDF.

Test Examiner Training and Certification

The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or their designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners' calibration progress and completion. For the Initial ELPAC, new and experienced test examiners must calibrate annually; a certificate of calibration is available upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA's coordinator, or the LEA can track completion online in Moodle.

The Initial ELPAC Test Examiner Training and Calibration course is updated with new student response videos. Test examiners need to calibrate only for the grade levels and grade spans for Speaking and Writing tests they are administering and scoring.

Virtual Question and Answer Session for the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training

On May 7, 2024, from 3 to 4 p.m., the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) will host an Initial ELPAC AST Overview and Question and Answer Link to external site session via Zoom for LEA ELPAC coordinators and lead trainers. It is highly recommended all ELPAC coordinators or lead trainers attend. During this session, SCOE will introduce updates to the Initial ELPAC, and answer test administration and scoring questions.

Register now for the Initial ELPAC AST Overview and Q&A Link to external site.

After the session, a recording will be available within Moodle Link to external site in the 2024–25 Initial ELPAC K–12 LEA Certification and 2024–25 Initial ELPAC Grades 6–12 LEA Certification courses.