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ELPAC FOR PARENTS

Parent/Guardian Resources

This page contains resources for parents and guardians to support their child with online English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) testing.

Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents Video

The video "Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents" provides information about the Initial ELPAC including its purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, and a description of how parents and guardians will be notified of their child's results.

This video is recommended for parents and guardians who want to learn more about the ELPAC.

The "Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents" video is available in both English and Spanish.

Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents Video: English (Video; 07:33) Link to external site (Posted 08/18/22)

Introduction to the Initial ELPAC for Parents Video: Spanish (Video; 09:02) Link to external site (Posted 08/18/22)

Computer-based ELPAC Overview Video

The "Computer-based ELPAC Overview" video provides general information about the ELPAC, including its importance and purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, how it is administered, and general resources available.

The "Computer-based ELPAC Overview" video is available in both English and Spanish.

Computer-based ELPAC Overview Video: English (Video; 09:47) Link to external site (Posted 03/09/20)

Computer-based ELPAC Overview Video: Spanish (Video; 10:32) Link to external site (Posted 04/03/20)

Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents Video

The video, "Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents," provides information about the Alternate ELPAC including its purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, and a description of how students can use their preferred communication mode to respond to questions.

This video is recommended for parents and guardians who want to learn more about the Alternate ELPAC. "The Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents" video is currently available in English and Spanish.

Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents Video: English (Video; 09:26) Link to external site (Posted 11/05/20)

Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents Video: Spanish (Video; 10:53) Link to external site (Posted 02/19/21)

Remote Testing Resources

How to Take the Remote Initial ELPAC Video—English (Video; 04:30) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 08/24/22)

Cómo tomar una prueba remota (Vídeo; 05:54) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 08/24/22)

Initial ELPAC Grade 3–12 Directions for Remote Testing for Parents/Guardians and Students—English (PDF) (Posted 07/07/21)

ELPAC inicial Grados 3 a 12 Instrucciones de prueba remota para padres, tutores y estudiantes (PDF) (Posted 07/12/21)

Summative ELPAC Grades 3–12 Directions for Remote Testing for Parents/Guardians and Students—English (PDF) (Posted 01/26/22)

ELPAC Sumativa Grados 3 a 12 Instrucciones de prueba remota para padres, tutores y estudiantes (PDF) (Posted 03/08/22)

Student Scores and Results Resources

CAASPP Starting Smarter website External link opens in new window or tab.

ELPAC Starting Smarter website External link opens in new window or tab.

The Starting Smarter websites help parents understand student scores and reports, view sample test questions, and provide additional free resources to support your child’s learning.

Understanding the Summative ELPAC Score Report—English (Video; 11:55) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 09/15/21)

Understanding the Summative ELPAC Score Report—Spanish (Video; 14:41) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 12/01/21)

This video will walk viewers through how to understand a student’s Summative ELPAC Score Report. The video walks the viewer through the score report of a sample student describing the meaning of the information contained in each section.

Practice and Training Tests

Practice and Training Tests web page External link opens in new window or tab.

Take an ELPAC Practice Test (PDF) (Posted 05/11/22)

This web page provides students guest access to practice and training tests. Select “Sign In” as a Guest User and Guest Session to take a practice or training test with your child. Select your child’s grade and choose a practice or training test for the following tests:

Smarter Balanced English-language Arts or mathematics

California Alternate Assessments for English-language Arts or mathematics

California Science Test

California Spanish Assessment

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Alternate ELPAC

2020-2021 SUMMATIVE ELPAC RESULTS PARENT NOTIFICATION

 PARENT NOTIFICATION 6 LANGUAGES