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ELPAC website goes live!


The new Web site for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is now available at www.elpac.org. This Web site provides support to local educational agencies for the administration and training of the ELPAC. The Web site serves as a portal for general information, manuals, instructions, training videos, announcements, event opportunities information, and calendar.

If you have any questions regarding the Opportunities Web page, please contact Jackie Adams, Project Specialist, Sacramento County Office of Education, by phone 916-228-2207 or by e-mail at .

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) will be the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is the current required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.

State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten (or year one of a two-year kindergarten program sometimes referred to as "transitional kindergarten") through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards, and will be comprised of two separate ELP assessments: