Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

The 2023–24 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 local educational agency (LEA) ELPAC coordinators—new and experienced—are required to log on to the Administration and Scoring Training Link to external site website and select the [Initial ELPAC Training Verification] button. This will provide a current list of staff within the LEA who have completed the LEA training requirement for the Initial ELPAC. This list includes the individual's name, date of completion, and title of the training completed. If your LEA has current staff on the verified list, the LEA ELPAC coordinator must certify the LEA completion status. This list will be available upon the opening of Moodle on April 24, 2023, and will be updated weekly.

Experienced LEA coordinators do not need to repeat the LEA certification course, only verify LEA certification. However, it is highly recommended that experienced LEA ELPAC coordinators watch the new 2023–24 Initial ELPAC: What's New video.

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

Digital Training Binder: The content of the Initial ELPAC Training Binder has not changed. Training binders will be available in a digital format in the Trainer Resource course within Moodle Link to external site and will no longer be available to order. If you currently have a printed version, you may continue to use it. The new digital version can be downloaded by section or in its entirety. The digital version has been updated for accessibility and now includes trainer notes.

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 is available upon successful completion. The test examiner should email this certificate to the LEA's coordinator or the LEA can track completion online.

The Initial ELPAC Test Examiner Training and Calibration course has been 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 8, 2023, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) will host a What's New Overview question and answer session via Zoom for LEA ELPAC coordinators and lead trainers. During this session, SCOE will overview the significant updates, and answer test administration and scoring questions for the Initial ELPAC.

Register now for the Initial ELPAC What's New Overview Question and Answer Session Link to external site.

After the session, a recording will be available within Moodle Link to external site in the 2023–24 Initial ELPAC K–12 LEA Certification and 2023–24 Initial ELPAC Grades 6–12 LEA Certification courses.

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 may 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.