• The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT ) beginning in the 2017–18 school year. 
    The ELPAC is aligned to California's English Language Development Standards and assesses English language proficiency in the four  areas of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

    The ELPAC is comprised of two different assessments, the Initial assessment & Summative assessment as identified below:

    • Initial Assessment (IA) - used for the initial identification of English learners (administration window is from July 1st through June 30th) 

    Initial ELPAC Facts

    • Summative Assessment (SA) - used for the annual measure of an English learner's progress in learning English (
    administration window is from February 1st  through May 31st). 

    Summative Fact Sheet


    • The Alternate assessment is also available for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are English Learners (Summatie), and potential English Learners (Initial), who have been identified as having a primary language other than English. Furthermore, their individualized education program (IEP) team has determined that they are eligible for an alternate assessment.

    Alternate ELPAC Fact Sheet

    Visit the ELPAC website (www.elpac.org) for more information.

    Additional Resources: 

    • ELPAC Practice Tests (Grade 9-10) (Grade 11-12)
    • Starting Smarter - This website provides additional information for parents to understand the ELPAC and how to support learning at home.


    • A Parent Guide to Understanding the English Langauge Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) (pdf)
    • Guía de padres para comprender las Pruebas de Suficiencia en el Idioma Inglés de California (ELPAC) (pdf)
    • 家长指南: 了解加州英语语言能力评估 (ELPAC) (pdf)
    • Hướng dn cho cha mẹ để hiểu vỀ thẩm định khả năng thông thạo anh ngữ cho California (ELPAC) (pdf)


    • Summative ELPAC Domain Information Sheet for LISTENING (pdf)
      Hoja de informacion del área AUDITIVO del ELPAC Sumative (pdf)
    • Summative ELPAC Domain Information Sheet for SPEAKING (pdf
      Hoja de informacion del área ORAL del ELPAC Sumative (pdf)
    • Summative ELPAC Domain Information Sheet for READING (pdf
      Hoja de informacion del área LECTURA del ELPAC Sumative (pdf)
    • Summative ELPAC Domain Information Sheet for WRITING (pdf
      Hoja de informacion del área ESCRITURA del ELPAC Sumative (pdf)