Practice and Training Test Resources

Beginning with the 2019‒20 administration, the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) will be delivered via a computer-based test delivery platform. The computer-based ELPAC practice and training tests allow students, parents/guardians, families, teachers, administrators, and others an opportunity to become familiar with the computer-based test delivery platform as well as the types of test questions that may appear on the actual test at each grade or grade span.

The practice test includes examples of all the types of test questions that may appear in the actual test at each grade or grade span and mirrors a full-length operational test. The training test is shorter compared to the practice test and includes some sample test questions for each domain.

Test examiners should access the online Practice and Training Site external icon for test examiners.

Students should access the Practice and Training Tests external icon for the online tests.

ELPAC Training Test DFAs

The computer-based ELPAC Training Test Directions for Administration (DFAs) provide an overview of the ELPAC and instructions to use when administering the online training tests.

The ELPAC Writing Domain for Kindergarten through grade two will continue to be administered as a paper-pencil test.

ELPAC Practice Test DFAs

The computer-based ELPAC Practice Test Directions for Administration (DFAs) provide an overview of the ELPAC and instructions to use when administering the online practice tests.

The ELPAC Writing Domain for kindergarten through grade two will continue to be administered as a paper-pencil test.

ELPAC Practice Test Scoring Guides

The computer-based ELPAC Practice Test Scoring Guides provide details about student response types, correct responses, and related scoring considerations for the included sample of practice test items.

ELPAC Writing Rubrics

The Writing Rubrics for the ELPAC are used to assign scores to writing responses and provide guidance to educators who are evaluating student responses. The writing rubrics were updated after the October 2017 publication of the ELPAC practice tests.