ELPAC Assessments

Taken by students in kindergarten through grade twelve.

Welcome to the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) public reporting website.

The ELPAC is the test that is used to measure how well students in kindergarten through twelfth grade understand English when it is not their primary language. It is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and consists of two separate assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners or not, and one to annually measure a student’s progress in learning English. Students are assessed on the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Identifying students who need help learning English is important so these students can get the extra help they need to do well in school and access the full curriculum. Every year students who are English learners will take the summative ELPAC to measure their progress in learning English. These young people are assets to our state and their local communities. Like all students, they bring a rich cultural and linguistic heritage to our classrooms.