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ELPAC Resources for Parents

Resources for parents to learn more about the English Learner Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC).

General Information

Parent Guide to Understanding (PDF) – This guide provide parents with answers to key questions about the what, why, who, how, and when. They are available for each assessment program.

Getting Familiar with the Test

Take a Practice Test with Your Child Flyer (PDF) – This flyer promotes the ELPAC practice tests and describes how they can be used by families.

ELPAC Practice Tests External link opens in new window or tab. – This link accesses the practice tests portal. The practice test gives students, parents and families, teachers, administrators, and others an opportunity to become familiar with the types of test questions on the ELPAC. It includes examples of all of the types of test questions that may appear in the actual Summative ELPAC in each grade or grade span. In an actual test setting, an Examiner’s Manual, a Test Book, and/or an Answer Book are used. The test questions on the practice test are reproduced from these test materials.

Informational Videos

Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents (English) External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 5:51) (Posted 7/23/18)

Introducción para padres sobre la ELPAC (Spanish) External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 7:08) (Posted 7/23/18)

Information about Student Scores

Understanding Your Child's Student Score Report, Initial ELPAC (PDF)
Entendiendo el informe de puntaje estudiantil de su hijo, ELPAC Inicial (PDF)
Other translations of the Understanding Your Child's Student Score Report, Initial ELPAC

Guide to Understanding the Summative ELPAC Student Score Report External link opens in new window or tab.

Summative ELPAC Student Score Report Video: English External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 6:58) (Posted 7/23/18)

Como interpreter el reporte de puntuaciones de su estudiante del ELPAC: Spanish External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 8:42) (Posted 7/23/18)

For more information about the ELPAC, visit the ELPAC Frequently Asked Questions web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Questions:   English Language Proficiency Assessments for California | elpac@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 19, 2018
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