The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. In 2017-2018, the ELPAC replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). California state law requires that public schools administer the ELPAC to eligible students in kindergarten (or year one of a transitional kindergarten program) through grade twelve.
The ELPAC is aligned with California’s 2012 English Language Development Standards, and is comprised of two separate assessments:
- Initial ELPAC — an initial identification of students as English learners
- Summative ELPAC — an annual summative assessment to measure an English learner's progress in learning English and to identify the student's ELP level
ELPAC Information for Parents:
- A Parents Guide to the ELPAC in English, Spanish, Chinese - simplified and traditional, Korean, Arabic, Vietnamese,
- Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents Video: English English and Spanish
- ELPAC Overview Videos in English and Spanish
- Summative ELPAC Student Score Report Videos in English and Spanish
- Starting Smarter website elpac.startingsmarter.org: read more about the website in English and Spanish.
- Learn more about the performance areas in each subject and grade.
- See sample test questions.
- Prepare for parent-teacher conferences with a useful downloadable guide.
- Access high-quality resources to support learning at home.
If you have any questions about the ELPAC, please contact Amber Hatfield, ELL/ELD District Coordinator/Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.