English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, or ELPAC, are the assessments given to English learners at the beginning of the year ("Initial ELPAC") if they have been newly enrolled in a California school and have indicated on their Home Language Survey that their primary language is not English, and towards the end of the year ("Summative ELPAC") to determine student progress and for reclassification purposes.
- The initial 30-day window has been extended this year (2020-2021), due to extenuating circumstances, to a 75-day window in which to administer, fully score, and notify guardians in order to receive LCFF and Title III funding.
- Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are all available online for grades 3-12 but will remain on paper for grades TK-2.
- Three options are available for administration; it is recommended that an LEA offer all three:
- Parent Communication
Optional Fall Summative ELPAC
- The Optional Fall Summative ELPAC is for students who meet all other reclassification criteria and need an ELPAC performance level of 4 to be reclassified. The window for administering this assessment ends on October 30, 2020.
Initial & Summative ELPAC Task Types
Parent/Guardian ELPAC Resources