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Assessment Spotlight Issue #72 - December 4, 2019

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Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC)—and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.Summative ELPAC Assessment Results in the California Educator Reporting SystemThe California Educator Reporting System (CERS) now includes Summative ELPAC results from the 2017–18 and 2018–19 school years. Local educational agency (LEA) staff who have Test Operations Management System (TOMS) logon credentials can enter CERS through the CAASPP Portal or ELPAC Portal to access student assessment results. Over the next two years, CERS will become the single sour...
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Assessment Spotlight Issue #62

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Focusing on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) and including, when timely, updates on California's other statewide assessments.Survey for LEA Coordinators!On September 17, the California Department of Education (CDE) opened its annual local educational agency (LEA) coordinator survey with a link to the survey emailed to a sampling of LEA coordinators. If you received the email, we hope you will take a few minutes to tell us about the resources and training you need to be successful in your role as an LEA coordinator. This short survey asks about your awareness and use of several...
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ELPAC Update - May 31st, 2017

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The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Update, from the California Department of Education (CDE), is an e-mail for K–12 educators, including testing coordinators, which focuses on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. When the ELPAC is operational, it will replace the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The ELPAC Update will be sent once per month beginning March 2017. Please forward this e-mail to any educators in your local educational agency (LEA) who would be interested in or benefit from this information.Superintendent's Designation of LEA ELPAC Coordinator Form Due August 1Just a brief reminder: The Superintendent's ...
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ELPAC website goes live!

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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  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: 
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UPDATES ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA

On November 4, 2015, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved the test blueprints and task types for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). These documents can be found on the ELPAC Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov//ta/tg/ep/index.asp. Approval of the blueprints and task types was the first step of many in moving towards a fully operational ELPAC. In December 2015, the testing contractor for the ELPAC, Educational Testing Service, conducted pilot testing at several schools in the Sacramento area. Pilot testing ensures that new task types planned for the ELPAC elicit useful information about language proficiency, as described in the 2012 California English La...
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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)...
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