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English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

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 per state and federal law.  The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

The ELPAC consists of two separate assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of English language proficiency.  The testing window for the Summative ELPAC is February 1 through May 31.  Student Score Reports are shared with parents in the summer following test administration.


Sample ELPAC Summative Score Report - English

Sample ELPAC Summative Score Report - Spanish

ELPAC Parent Guide - English

ELPAC Parent Guide - Spanish

ELPAC Starting Smarter Resources - English

ELPAC Starting Smarter Resources - Spanish