• English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

    The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, or ELPAC, are the assessments given to English Learners. The Summative ELPAC is given annually to monitor progress and identify English Learners who qualify for reclassification (from EL/English Learner to FEP/Fluent English Proficient). Students who enroll in a California public school for the first time and indicate a language other than English on the Home Language Survey must take the Initial ELPAC to determine if they are an EL/English Learner or are IFEP/Initial Fluent English Proficient.

    ELPAC Task Types

    Alternate ELPAC

    • English Learners with the most severe cognitive disabilities will take the Alternate ELPAC, per their IEPs. All identified students will participate in the Alternate ELPAC Field Test between November 1, 2021 - February 15, 2022. There is no need for an additional local assessment of English proficiency. Students identified in their IEPs to take the Alternative ELPAC should take the Alternate CAASPP, and vice versa ("Alt for All"). 

    Parent/Guardian ELPAC Resources

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    rvester@acoe.org