• student programs and services assessment overview


    English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

    The ELPAC is California’s new assessment that is used to determine the English language proficiency (ELP) of students whose primary language is other than English. The ELPAC has replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. The ELPAC assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

    Assessment Dates

    ELPAC Initial Assessment (between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
    *Site testing takes place for all English Learner Students between Sept. 12 and October 31, 2018. Newly enrolled students without ELPAC scores from their home district will be tested upon enrollment

    ELPAC Summative Testing: (between March 1, 2019- May 31, 2019)
    *test is administered by a proctor, no secure browser is needed, the listening section is controlled on the proctors’ side through TOMS.

    ELPAC Practice Tests (available July 1-June 30)
    • Website https://www.elpac.org/resources/practicetests/
    • Example of a Listening Task: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5m15OvWKw

    Contact: Alicia Garcia (agarcia@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training

    Title 1 Computerized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Math and Reading Local Pre/Post Assessment (Court and Community Schools)

    The MAP assessment determines a student’s proficiency level in reading and mathematics and is aligned to Common Core State Standards, the CAASPP state assessment, and provides site level academic placement data. School site staff will administer the MAP test to all students 3-4* times per year.

    Assessment Dates

    • Fall Window September 4-October 5, 2018
    • Winter Window January 7- February 7, 2019
    • Spring Window May 13- June 13, 2019
    • *summer intervals

    Please contact sites for specific testing dates. Student level data is available in AERIES in the “Testing Section”.

    Contact: Lydia Moore (lmoore@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training

    California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP (Smarter Balanced- SBAC)

    All students in grades 3 through 8, and 11 will participate in the 2018 Smarter Balanced Test. The test would include both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics content areas. These tests are administered entirely online.

    CAASPP Assessment Window 2019

    CAASPP Summative Tests: (between March 1, 2019- May 31, 2019)

    • ELA/Math (EAP) (grades 6-8, 11)

    CAASPP Practice Tests: (available July 1-June 30)

    • Website: http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

    California Science Test (CAST)

    The California Department of Education has been developing a new science assessment based on the CA Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes federally required science assessments in grades five and eight and once in high school (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). This science assessment is the new California Science Test (CAST), which is based on the CA NGSS.

    CAST Assessment Window 2019

    CAST/CMA Assessment: (between March 1, 2019- May 31, 2019)

    CAST Practice Tests: (available July 1-June 30)

    Contact: Lydia Moore (lmoore@acoe.org) for more information/materials/training