English Learner Services
CELDT and ELPAC
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) succeeds the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and 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 California Department of Education (CDE) aims to transition from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and will be 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
First Operational Summative Assessment (SA) Administration: February 1– May 31, 2018
First Operational Initial Assessment (IA) Administration: beginning July 1, 2018
ELPAC Fact Sheet
This helpful, one -page document provides information and guidance about the ELPAC and its purpose. Click here for a link to the ELPAC Fact Sheet.
Domain Information Sheets
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC