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ELPAC Academy Videos

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 videos of 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 2—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 2—ELPAC Data External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 19:01)

Session 3—ELPAC Standards

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

Session 3—ELPAC Standards External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 17:43)

Activity—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)

Session 4—Classroom Practices

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

Session 4—Classroom Practices External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 8:44)

Session 5—Interim Assessments and Formative Tools

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

Session 5—Interim Assessments and Formative Tools External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 32:38)

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: Tuesday, June 12, 2018