The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is a new test that your EL student will take next month. The ELPAC is designed to align with the demands of common core standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and English Language Development (ELD) standards and will replace the CELDT exam. Similar to the CELDT, the ELPAC has four domains in their assessment: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The following are dates for ELPAC testing:
Reading: Monday, February 4 / Tuesday, February 5
Listening: Wednesday, February 6
Writing: Thursday, February 7/ Friday, February 8
Speaking: Ongoing until the end of February. Each student will go through a one to one speaking test with a test administrator. Students may be pulled out of class to finish this portion of the test.
Makeups: Week of February 11-15
What is ELPAC?
The ELPAC, or English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, is the state’s English language proficiency test for students whose primary language is other than English. The ELPAC helps to identify students who need help in learning English, so they can get the language support they need to do well in school and access the full curriculum. Every year, students who are English learners take the ELPAC to measure their progress in learning English.
Where will my EL student take the ELPAC?
All English Language Development students will take the ELPAC in their English Language Development (ELD) class.
What about students with IEP accommodations?
Some students with accommodations will be pulled out by our Bilingual Aid, Ms.Garcia during testing. She will provide additional support such as reading the directions, scribing, and etc to students who have accommodations in their IEP.
Are there digital sources I can share with my EL student?
Yes, there are practice exams online. Here is the link: https://www.elpac.org/s/pdf/ELPAC_Grades_6-8_Practice_Test_2018.pdf