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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.

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