Understanding ELPAC Summary Reports

Test Results Definitions

Number Tested—A count of students in the selected entity (i.e., state, county, district, school, or student group) who were administered the Summative Assessment.

Mean Scale Score (Overall)—The sum of scale scores for students with scores in the selected entity (i.e., state, county, district, school, or student group) divided by the Number of Tests with Scores.

Mean Scale Score (Oral Language)—The sum of scale scores for students with scores in the selected entity (i.e., state, county, district, school, or student group) divided by the Number of Tests with Scores.

Mean Scale Score (Written Language)—The sum of scale scores for students with scores in the selected entity (i.e., state, county, district, school, or student group) divided by the Number of Tests with Scores.

Note: The percent of students in the selected entity (i.e., state, county, district, school, or student group) at a particular performance level is the sum of the number of students at a particular performance level divided by the total number of students across all performance levels for that entity.

Information about the ELPAC policy, range, and reporting performance level descriptors can be found here.

Reporting Level Descriptors
LevelDescription
4 Students at this level have well developed English skills.
  • They can usually use English to learn new things in school and to interact in social situations.
  • They may occasionally need help using English.
3 Students at this level have moderately developed English skills.
  • They can sometimes use English to learn new things in school and to interact in social situations.
  • They may need help using English to communicate on less-familiar school topics and in less-familiar social situations.
2 Students at this level have somewhat developed English skills.
  • They usually need help using English to learn new things at school and to interact in social situations.
  • They can often use English for simple communication.
1 Students at this level are at a beginning stage of developing English skills.
  • They usually need substantial help using English to learn new things at school and to interact in social situations.
  • They may know some English words and phrases.