ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

State and federal law require that districts administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It is comprised of two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student's progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP. Open the sections below to learn more about each assessment.

Initial ELPAC (July 1 through June 30 annually)

Alternate ELPAC (February 1-May 31)

Summative ELPAC (February 1–May 31)