English Language Assessments

Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

 All students new to the state or to the country will have their English Language acquisition level assessed within 30 days of arriving using the Initial ELPAC exam. Results will determine placement in EL program or identification as Initial Fluent English Proficient (IFEP), in which case student will not receive English Learner services.  Results will be provided to the parent/guardian. 

Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

All students identified as English Learners will be assessed annually using the Summative ELPAC exam to determine progress toward English fluency.  Assessment will take place starting in February each year. 

An Overview of California English Language Proficiency Assessments With Parent Resources Can Be Found Here in English and Spanish

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Use this link to access a practice ELPAC test.
Select ELPAC assessment, grade level, and domain - reading, writing, listening, or speaking.

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