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Alternate ELPAC

Alternate ELPAC

The Alternate English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is an annual assessment to measure and identify a student's English language proficiency (ELP) level for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The Alternate ELPAC will replace all locally determined alternate assessments once operational and, for the first time, provides a consistent, standardized, measurement of ELP across the state for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

This assessment is intended only for a student who has a significant cognitive disability and whose individualized education program (IEP) team has decided that the student should take alternate assessments.

Date: 5/25/2023

Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents

The video “Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents” provides information about the Alternate ELPAC including its purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, and a description of how students can use their preferred communication mode to respond to questions.

This video is recommended for parents and guardians who want to learn more about the Alternate ELPAC. The Introduction to the Alternate ELPAC for Parents video is available in both English and Spanish.

Alternate ELPAC Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines

Test Results for California's Assessments
Correction of Classification Process At-a-glance

ELPAC Tools & Resources

ELPAC Task Types
ELPAC Domain Information Sheets
ELPAC Information Guide
Alternate ELPAC Resources
Alternate ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings
Alternate Assessment IEP Team Guidance
Alternate Assessment Decision Confirmation Worksheet (PDF)
English Language Development Connectors for the Alternate ELPAC
Alternate ELPAC Test Blueprint (PDF)
Alternate ELPAC Task Type Definitions (PDF)