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ELPAC Academy Training Materials

Trainging videos on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).

The ELPAC Academy was a professional development opportunity offered statewide to local educational agency (LEA) teams of educators, including classroom teachers, English language development (ELD) specialists, and educational professionals who play a role in supporting high-quality education for English learners. It focused on the ELPAC’s implications for classroom instruction and student learning and how educators can use the ELPAC task types to improve learning.

Included here are materials for the session presentations from the Academy. Resources from the Academy are organized according to the sessions presented during the in-person training.

Session 1—ELPAC Overview

An introduction of the ELPAC, its differences and similarities to the California English Language Development Test, ELPAC test types, and how they connect to classroom instruction.

Session 1—ELPAC Overview External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 23:49)

Session 1 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 26MB)

Assessment Timeline (PDF)

Session 2—The English Language Development (ELD) Standards and the ELPAC

A review of the 2012 California ELD standards which includes the three Proficiency Level Descriptors.

Session 2—ELPAC Standards External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 17:43)

Session 2 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 27MB)

ELD Standards Publication (PDF)

ELPAC Performance Level Descriptors (PDF)

Session 3—ELPAC Data

A high-level view of the data that will be reported for the ELPAC, including what data will be on the student score reports and in the English Language Progress Indicator in the California School Dashboard.

Session 3—ELPAC Data External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 19:01)

Session 3 PowerPoint slides (PPTX; 28MB)

Summative ELPAC Scale Scores (PDF)

Sample Initial or Summative ELPAC Student Score Report External link opens in new window or tab.

Session 4—Digging into the ELPAC Practice Tests

A guided activity for participants to dig into the ELPAC practice test with a focus on the language used and its implications to classroom instruction.

Session 4—Digging into the ELPAC Practice Tests video (Coming soon)

Session 4 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 26MB)

ELPAC Practice Tests External link opens in new window or tab.

Session 5—Deconstruct an ELPAC Task Type

A demonstration and group activity on how to deconstruct ELPAC Task Types.

Activity—Deconstruct an ELPAC Task Type External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 25:58)

Deconstruction Tool Template (PDF)

Session 5 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 26MB)

ELPAC Domain Information Sheets External link opens in new window or tab.

Definitions of Summative ELPAC Task Types (Coming soon)

ELD Standards Publication (PDF)

Session 6—Formative Assessment Practices and the ELPAC

An introduction to how the ELPAC has implications to classroom instruction with a focus on the formative assessment process.

Session 6— Formative Assessment Process video (Coming soon)

Session 6 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 27MB)

Session 7—Creating Interim Assessments for the Classroom

A deeper dive into using the ELPAC to improve teaching and learning, with a focus on creating Interim Assessments.

Session 7—Interim Assessments video (Coming soon)

Session 7 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 27MB)

ELPAC Practice Tests External link opens in new window or tab.

Session 8—Accessibility Resources

An introduction to accessibility resources for all assessments with a focus on selection of CAASPP accessibility resources for English learners.

Session 8— Accessibility video (Coming soon)

Session 8 Powerpoint slides (PPTX; 29MB)

ELA Accessibility Resource Graphic (PDF)

Mathematics Accessibility Resource Graphic (PDF)

CAST Accessibility Resource Graphic (PDF)

ELPAC Accessibility Resource Graphic (PDF)

Let's Review Those "Wonderings"

A discussion on Matrix Four, ELPAC special education accommodations, and other related questions.

Let's Review Those "Wonderings" External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 8:21)

Questions:   English Language Proficiency and Spanish Assessments Office | elpac@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 22, 2019
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