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English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, all designated English Learner students will be assessed using the new California English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC). The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) will be administered during the spring semester as each of our school sites.

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The California English Language Development Test was the previously required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that was 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 English Language Program to eligible students in kindergarten (or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, sometimes referred to as "transitional kindergarten") through grade twelve. The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and will be comprised of two separate English Language Proficiency 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 English Learner Program level

For more information on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, please visit the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California Website

ELPAC Overview video

The ELPAC Overview Video in English and Spanish is now available for download on the ELPAC Videos Web page. For more information on the ELPAC, please see these videos.

ELPAC Overview video

The ELPAC Overview Video in English and Spanish is now available for download on the ELPAC Videos Web page. For more information on the ELPAC, please see these videos.