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Opportunities for Educator involvement re: new English Language Proficiency Assessments (ELPAC)

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2015–16 opportunities for Educator involvement IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

To support the development of the new English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), the California Department of Education (CDE) and its ELPAC contractor, Educational Testing Service (ETS), are offering several opportunities during the 2015–16 school year for California educators.

The CDE and ETS are seeking applications from current and retired California educators who have experience and expertise in English language development (ELD) and/or experience teaching English to English learners (ELs) in kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12). Teachers, administrators, EL specialists, literacy specialists and coaches in K–12, and college and university educators are encouraged to apply.

There are four educator opportunities available during the 2015–16 school year. The table below shows a listing of opportunities and their corresponding dates, time commitments, and application deadlines. All meetings will be held in Sacramento.

The online application can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELPACApp2015.

Once the application window closes for each opportunity, ETS will notify accepted applicants and provide them with additional information about the meeting. Travel expenses for the meetings will be prepaid or reimbursed by ETS in accordance with state travel rules and rates, and school districts will be reimbursed for the costs of substitute teachers (if needed).

Questions about the educator opportunities should be directed to Jackie Adams, Project Specialist, Sacramento County Office of Education, by phone at 916-228-2207, or by e-mail at .

Sincerely,

/s/

Michelle Center, Director

Assessment Development and Administration Division

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