Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

The 2022–2023 Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Administration and Scoring Trainings (ASTs) will be delivered virtually through the Moodle Training Site (Moodle).

Statewide Local Educational Agency Training and Certification

All LEA ELPAC coordinators—new and experienced—are required to log on to the Administration and Scoring Training Link to external site website and then select the [Training Verification] button, where there will be a current list of staff within the LEA who have completed the LEA training requirement in Moodle. If your LEA has current staff on the verified list, the LEA coordinator will certify the LEA completion status. Experienced LEA coordinators do not need to repeat the LEA certification course, only verify LEA certification. The list will be available upon the opening of Moodle on April 25, 2022, and will be updated weekly. The list includes the individual's name, date of completion, and name of the training. If your LEA has current staff on the verified list, the LEA coordinator will certify the LEA completion status.

If the LEA has a new ELPAC coordinator or lead trainer who has not been trained, the Initial ELPAC LEA Certification course must be completed. New 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 training binder remains unchanged for the 2022–23 administration. Only LEAs with a new coordinator or trainer may need to order a training binder. Training binders are available in PDF format for download within Moodle. Starting March 14, 2022, printed copy(ies) of the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring training binder can be ordered and shipped using the online request process.

Note the following about the online process for the LEA coordinator to request printed binders:

  • Log on to the Administration and Scoring Training Link to external site website with the unique access code provided in the "ELPAC: 2022–23 Initial ELPAC AST Information" email sent to the LEA coordinator.
  • Enter the address(es) where the training binder(s) will be received. Each address may be different from the address listed for the LEA (e.g., home address).

Test Examiner Training and Certification

The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or a 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 will be sent via email upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA's coordinator.

The recently updated Initial ELPAC Test Examiner Training and Calibration course is divided into sections specific to grade levels and grade spans. Test examiners need only to calibrate for Speaking and Writing items in the grade levels and grade spans to be administered and scored.

Virtual Question and Answer Sessions for the Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) held a question and answer session via Zoom for LEA ELPAC coordinators and lead trainers during which SCOE answered test administration questions for the Initial ELPAC. The recording can be accessed within Moodle Link to external site in the 2022–23 Initial ELPAC K–12 LEA Certification and 2022–23 Initial ELPAC Grades 6–12 LEA Certification course.

Regional Workshops

Please note that all ELPAC test examiners are required to be trained to administer the Initial ELPAC. To accommodate the LEAs' training needs, many regional workshops around the state will be available.

As each regional workshop becomes available, the workshop dates and locations will be posted on the Initial ELPAC Regional Training List web page.