The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.
State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten (or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, sometimes referred to as "transitional kindergarten") through grade twelve. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and is comprised of two separate ELP assessments:
- An initial identification of students as English learners
- An annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's ELP level
For more information please visit ELPAC.org
- elpac.startingsmarter.org | This website is designed just for parents to help them use their child's ELPAC results to better understand their progress in learning English and how they can support them at home.
- The ELPAC Website | The ELPAC Web site serves as the portal for resources that a local educational agency will need to administer the ELPAC.
- CDE’s ELPAC Page | Homepage for ELPAC information available from the California Department of Education's website.
Domain Information Sheets
These sheets outline the purpose of each domain and the task types and descriptions associated with them.
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC
These guides, available in English and seven other languages, provide important information to parents about the ELPAC and why it is administered.
Questions may be directed to:
- Jenn Guerrero, Multilingual Learner Specialist