ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC Opportunities to Get Involved

ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC Opportunities to Get Involved

This web page provides information about various opportunities for California educators to get involved in the development and administration of the general English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and Alternate ELPAC. This page will be updated often with the latest information about educator opportunities.

Educator Opportunities to Support Assessment Development

ETS and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) are offering various opportunities for California educators to participate in assessment development activities for both the general ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC.

Qualifications

The ELPAC Project Team is seeking applications from California educators who have experience and expertise in the following:

  • English language development (ELD)
  • Special education

Teachers, administrators, English language specialists, literacy specialists, and coaches working with students in kindergarten through grade twelve are encouraged to apply.

Participants must be able to attend each meeting they are applying for in its entirety. Meeting hours vary and may be held during after-school hours.

The minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Expertise in language acquisition or special education, or experience teaching English learners or students with special needs in kindergarten through grade twelve, including students with the most significant cognitive disabilities
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, the California 2012 ELD Standards, including the ELD Connectors

Application Instructions

Applicants must have an Educator Opportunities Portal account to apply. If you do not have an Educator Opportunities Portal account, please complete the Educator Opportunities Portal Account Creation Form Link to external site.

If you already have created an account, you can navigate directly to the Educator Opportunities Portal Link to external site to apply for specific opportunities. Your application will be submitted to the California Department of Education for review and approval. If you are selected to participate, you will receive additional meeting details via email.

If you have questions about the application process or how to get involved in these educator opportunities, please contact the ELPAC Project Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

Available Opportunities

The following tables include a list of educator opportunities for both the general ELPAC and Alternate ELPAC during the upcoming school year. Opportunities related to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) may be found on the CAASPP Opportunities to Get Involved Link to external site web page. All meetings will be held virtually until further notice. For security reasons, participants must attend the virtual meetings from a location within the United States to access the item reviewing system. Information about opportunities for California educators during the 2023–24 school year will be updated throughout the coming months.

ELPAC Educator Opportunities

Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
ELPAC Item Review Meeting

Five after-school meetings plus independent review

Fall Sessions—October 2, 17 and 30, 2024 (after-school hours)

Spring Sessions—February 13 and 27, 2025 (after-school hours)

July 1, 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Initial ELPAC Data Review Meeting December 2024 after-school hours (TBD) September 2024 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
Summative ELPAC Writing Range Finding March 2025 after-school hours (TBD) November 2024 Participants will score Writing student samples and identify anchor and training responses to be used in the scoring of the written constructed-response field test items.
Summative ELPAC Data Review Meeting May 2025 after-school hours (TBD) February 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.

Alternate ELPAC Educator Opportunities

Meeting Dates Application Closes Meeting Description
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting

Kindergarten to grade 2: June 25, 2024

Grades 3 to 12: June 25–27, 2024

Application closed Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Alternate ELPAC Item Review Meeting April 2025 (TBD) after-school hours November 2024 Participants will review items for issues related to content, bias, and sensitivity that may affect the performance of particular groups of students.
Alternate ELPAC Data Review Meeting—Kindergarten through Grade 2 June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of field test items.
Combined Alternate Assessments Data Review Meeting—Grades 3 through 12 June 2025 (TBD) March 2025 Participants will review data on the performance of performance task items.

Compensation

Local educational agencies (LEAs) will be reimbursed for the cost of a substitute teacher, if needed. Educators will be offered a stipend of $45.00 per hour, if the meeting falls during a summer month, after-school hours, or on noncontract days. Before applying, participants should verify with their LEA that, if selected, they are able to attend the applicable meeting.

Questions

Questions about educator opportunities should be directed to the ELPAC Project Team by phone at 916-228-2682 or by email at edopportunities@scoe.net.

ETS Scoring Job Opportunities

ETS accepts applications for scorers. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to become more familiar with the new generation of California assessments. Raters will score exams from their home or office using ETS's Online Network for Evaluation (ONE) system, will work under the supervision of an assigned Scoring Leader, and will be required to successfully pass a certification exam prior to scoring. Scoring schedules are flexible and can include 4-, 6- and 8-hour weekday and/or weekend shifts.

Application Instructions and Qualifications

California educators interested in applying can view more information at Online Scoring Opportunities external icon. Educators who meet the following criteria listed are eligible to be raters:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field
  • California educators with a current California teaching credential or employment verification from a California school
  • Charter school teachers who may or may not have a teaching credential
  • Retired educators and other administrative staff with a teaching credential who are currently not classroom teachers

Questions

Questions about the application or hiring process should be directed to etsrater@ets.org. Current scorers can reach out to ratercertify@ets.org for any scoring related questions.