ELPAC Known Issues Log

ELPAC Known Issues Log
Date IdentifiedDate ResolvedIssue
07/31/20 08/05/20

Initial ELPAC Directions for Administration change:

Grade 1 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

In the Writing domain on page 40, question #1, the text of the “Point to” line is incorrect and does not match the image for this question.

  • Resolution: The “Point to” line has been corrected to match the images. The revised version was posted in the Test Operations Management System on August 5, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs either cross out and replace the incorrect word with the correct word or reprint page 40 if they have already printed this Directions for Administration.
06/29/20 07/01/20

Access to 2020–2021 ELPAC Administration Year in TOMS

ELPAC users were misinformed of their access to both the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 ELPAC administrations in TOMS.

  • Resolution: Users with both 2019–2020 CAASPP roles and 2020–2021 CAASPP or ELPAC roles will be able to toggle between the administration years from the user logon screen to access the features for the respective program and years until the CAASPP official rollovers occur on August 20. A communication titled “ELPAC: User Access, Initial SSRs, and Student Data” was sent on July 7, 2020 clarifying this functionality.

Student Demographic Information for 2020–2021

Student demographic information for the 2020–2021 administration year was not available when systems rolled over on June 29, 2020.

  • Resolution: The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) rollover occurred on July 1, 2020. Students for the 2020–2021 are now available in TOMS.

    Updates to student data flows from CALPADS to TOMS which can take up to 48 hours. It is important for CALPADS to be updated frequently when approaching the testing window and throughout testing to capture enrollment changes, program status changes, and other key pieces of student data.

06/29/20 08/20/20

Initial ELPAC Student Score Reports (SSRs)

The functionality to download prior year Initial ELPAC SSRs will be available in TOMS starting on August 20, 2020. If your LEA needs access to SSRs prior to August 20, please contact the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC).

02/18/20 03/10/20

Connectivity Issue on Chromebooks

We are aware of a connectivity error message being intermittently displayed on Chrome operating systems when students attempt to log in to the secure browser. Some devices may display a sad face icon instead of taking the student to the “Is this you?” screen or test selection screen.

  • Resolution: If you experience this issue, you should consult with your technology staff and update your testing devices to Chrome OS 80, which is now stable and approved for testing. Older devices may not have the capacity to upgrade to OS 80 due to Google’s Chrome OS Auto Update Expiration Policy external icon ; for those devices, the students may retry their logon attempt until they reach the Is This You? screen.

    Even if you are not experiencing these issues, it is recommended that you set an update limit to the Chrome OS version that students have successfully tested with.

02/18/20 02/21/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grade 2 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 3

In the Speaking domain on page 43, question #15, the text of the “SAY” lines is incorrect and does not match the images for this question.

  • Resolution: The “SAY” lines have been corrected to match the images. The revised version was posted in TOMS on February 21, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs assigned to Form 3 reprint page 43 if they have already printed this DFA.
02/07/20 02/14/20

Summative ELPAC kindergarten and grade two Listening domain, form 2

Students being administered the kindergarten and grade two Listening domain, form 2, on iPads may have audio for an item that is incorrect or missing. ETS is currently investigating and remediating this issue. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that students in grades three through five were not affected.

  • Resolution: This issue has been resolved and the grade two Listening domain audio is playing correctly on all devices.
02/07/20

Summative ELPAC grades nine and ten with the braille accommodation test settings assignment

Grades nine through ten students with the braille accommodation test setting assignment may have audio for an item that is incorrect or missing in the Listening domain. ETS is currently investigating and remediating this issue.

  • Resolution: Please postpone or reschedule the administration of the Listening test to students in grades nine through ten with the braille accommodation.
02/07/20 02/10/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grade 2 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Forms 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

The third and fourth bullet on page 44, under “Special Directions for Reading” section, incorrectly instructs how to discontinue a test for a student who is not responding.

  • Resolution: The bullets were revised with the correct instruction: “If at any point the student does not respond to a question after being reprompted twice, select [Mark as No Response] from the Context Menu of the question. If there have been no answers or no correct answers to the stopping marker, excuse the student, then select [Mark as No Response] from the Context Menu for each of the remaining questions and then and select [End Test].” The revised version was posted in TOMS on February 10, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint page 44 if they have already printed this DFA.

There is an information icon and text on page 21 and 45, under the first SAY script, that instructs the test examiner to play audio of the directions for the student.

  • Resolution: The text was revised with the correct instruction: “[i] Read the directions on the screen to the student.” The revised version was posted in TOMS on February 10, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint page 21 and 45 if they have already printed this DFA.

Grade 2 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 3

The third and fourth bullet on page 56, under “Special Directions for Reading” section, incorrectly instructs how to discontinue a test for a student who is not responding.

  • Resolution: The bullets were revised with the correct instruction: “If at any point the student does not respond to a question after being reprompted twice, select [Mark as No Response] from the Context Menu of the question. If there have been no answers or no correct answers to the stopping marker, excuse the student, then select [Mark as No Response] from the Context Menu of each question and select [End Test].” The revised version was posted in TOMS on February 10, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint page 56 if they have already printed this DFA.

There is an information icon and text on page 21 and 57, under the first SAY script, that instructs the test examiner to play audio of the directions for the student.

  • Resolution: The text was revised with the correct instruction: “[i] Read the directions on the screen to the student.” The revised version was posted in TOMS on February 10, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint page 21 and 57 if they have already printed this DFA.
02/04/20 02/07/20

Summative ELPAC grades three through five Speaking domain for forms 1–6

Students being administered the Speaking test on iPads may have audio for an item that was incorrect or missing. ETS is currently investigating and remediating this issue.

  • Resolution: This issue has been resolved. Students taking the grades three through five Speaking domain using iPads will hear the correct corresponding audio file.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Kindergarten Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Forms 1, 2 and 6

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 37, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Kindergarten Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 3

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 47, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Kindergarten Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 4

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 37, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Kindergarten Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 5

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 37, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grade 1 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Forms 1, 2 and 6

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 39, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Grade 1 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 3

In the Table of Contents, the test question “Writing—Describe a Picture” was incorrectly written as, “Writing—Write and Describe a Picture.”

  • Resolution: The Table of Contents entry was corrected to say, “Writing—Describe a Picture” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 51, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Grade 1 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 4

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 39, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Grade 1 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 5

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 39, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grade 2 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Forms 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 41, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.

Grade 2 Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Form 3

In the Table of Contents, “Beginning the Listening Test” page number was incorrectly listed as page 20.

  • Resolution: “Beginning the Listening Test” page number has been corrected to indicate page 21 in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 25, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 53, under “Directions on Ending a Test,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The instructions on page 19, beginning with “Now let’s listen to see if it recorded your voice” and ending with “Select [I heard my recording],” were moved up to page 18 at the end of the “Recording Device Check” instructions in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. It is recommended that LEAs reprint pages 17–18 and 19–20 if they had already printed these pages as double sided.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grades 3–5 Speaking Forms 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Summarize an Academic Presentation rubrics, on pages 26 and 30, for scores points 2, 3, and 4 have the incorrect rubric in the top bullet.

  • Resolution: The top bullet in the rubrics on pages 26 and 30 at score points 2, 3, and 4 have been corrected in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. They now read:
    • Score 2: Response includes a partial summary of at least one of the main points of the presentation and may lack an understanding of the main points.
    • Score 3: Response includes a mostly clear summary of some of the main points of the presentation with partial/basic details.
    • Score 4: A full response includes a clear summary of the main points and details of the presentation.

Grades 3–5 Speaking Form 3

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Summarize an Academic Presentation rubric, on page 38, for scores points 2, 3, and 4 has the incorrect rubric in the top bullet.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Speaking domain “Sound and Video Playback Check” logon steps on page 19 included some instructions that should have been placed in the “Recording Device Check” steps on page 18.

  • Resolution: The top bullet in the rubric on page 38 at score points 2, 3, and 4 has been corrected in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. They now read:
    • Score 2: Response includes a partial summary of at least one of the main points of the presentation and may lack an understanding of the main points.
    • Score 3: Response includes a mostly clear summary of some of the main points of the presentation with partial/basic details.
    • Score 4: A full response includes a clear summary of the main points and details of the presentation.

Grades 3–5 Braille Speaking

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 7, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 8, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Summarize an Academic Presentation rubrics, on pages 26 and 30, for scores points 2, 3, and 4 have the incorrect rubric in the top bullet.

  • Resolution: The top bullet in the rubrics on pages 26 and 30 at score points 2, 3, and 4 have been corrected in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. They now read:
    • Score 2: Response includes a partial summary of at least one of the main points of the presentation and may lack an understanding of the main points.
    • Score 3: Response includes a mostly clear summary of some of the main points of the presentation with partial/basic details.
    • Score 4: A full response includes a clear summary of the main points and details of the presentation.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grades 6–8 Speaking Forms 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

Grades 6–8 Speaking Form 3

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The Summarize an Academic Presentation rubric, on page 36, for scores points 2, 3, and 4 has the incorrect rubric in the top bullet.

  • Resolution: The top bullet in the rubric on page 36 at score points 2, 3, and 4 has been corrected in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020. They now read:
    • Score 2: Response includes a partial summary of at least one of the main points of the presentation and may lack an understanding of the main points.
    • Score 3: Response includes a mostly clear summary of some of the main points of the presentation with partial/basic details.
    • Score 4: A full response includes a clear summary of the main points and details of the presentation.

Grades 6–8 Braille Speaking

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 7, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 8, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grades 9–10 Speaking Forms 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

Grades 9–10 Speaking Form 3

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

Grades 9–10 Braille Speaking

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 7, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 8, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grades 11–12 Speaking Forms 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

Grades 11–12 Speaking Form 3

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 6, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 7, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

Grades 11–12 Braille Speaking

In the second sentence in the “Audio Disruption less than 20 minutes” section on page 7, there is a typo. The sentence incorrectly reads, “Please read the recorded the audio script…”.

  • Resolution: This sentence has been corrected to read, “Please read the recorded audio script…” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

The last bullet on page 8, under “Ending the Test and Review Screen,” incorrectly refers to “logon tickets” in a DFA designed for a one on one test administration between a student and test examiner.

  • Resolution: The reference to logon tickets was removed from this bullet in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

On page 25, in the second sentence after the first SAY line, the word “bar” was mistakenly included instead of “line.”

  • Resolution: The sentence has been corrected to read, “I can repeat the line graph description, if needed” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

On page 26, the first bullet after the pointing icon has a typo in the sentence. “Grated” is written instead of “grafted.”

  • Resolution: The sentence has been corrected to read, “explain the main steps in how trees are grafted to produce new fruit trees” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

On page 27, the first bullet after the first SAY icon has a typo in the sentence. “Grated” is written instead of “grafted.”

  • Resolution: The sentence has been corrected to read, “explain the main steps in how trees are grafted to produce new fruit trees” in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.
01/24/20 02/03/20

Summative ELPAC Directions for Administration changes:

Grades 3–12 Listening, Reading, and Writing Forms 1–6

In the Table of Contents, “Administering the Test”, “Before Testing”, and “During Testing” page numbers were incorrectly listed as page 3 and “Pause Rules, Advancing the Test, and Expiration Rules” page number was incorrectly listed as page 4.

  • Resolution: “Administering the Test”, “Before Testing”, and “During Testing” page numbers have been corrected to indicate page 4 and “Pause Rules, Advancing the Test, and Expiration Rules” page number was corrected to indicate page 5 in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.

Grades 3–12 Braille Listening, Reading, and Writing Forms 1–6

In the Table of Contents, there is a typo in “Responsibilites of Test Personnel.”

  • Resolution: The spelling of “Responsibilities” was corrected in the revised version posted in TOMS on February 3, 2020.
02/07/19 02/07/19

In the Test Examiner’s Manual for grades six through eight, the claim in Speaking Item #12 should be bold, indicating that the Test Examiner should read the claim aloud for this item. This issue occurs on page 52 of the Grades 6‒8 Summative ELPAC Test Examiner’s Manual.

  • Resolution: The Speaking training video correctly shows the test examiner reading the claim aloud for this item. LEA ELPAC coordinators should ensure that test examiners know that the claim should be read aloud for this item. This issue will be corrected in future versions of the Test Examiner’s Manual.
01/24/19 01/24/19

In the Grades 3–5 ELPAC Summative Examiner’s Manual:

In the middle of page 46, where it states: "RUBRIC FOR SPEAKING-SUPPORT AN OPINION, NUMBER 11": NUMBER 11 in the rubric title is incorrect: please replace it with 10.

In the middle of page 48, where it states: "RUBRIC FOR SPEAKING-SUPPORT AN OPINION, NUMBER 10": NUMBER 10 in the rubric title is incorrect; please replace it with 11.

  • Resolution: All information on the page is correct; only the rubric title numbers were reversed. ELPAC coordinators should ensure test examiners are aware of this issue. This issue will be corrected in future versions of the Test Examiner’s Manual.
05/29/18 06/11/18

A Reading Scoring Keys Table in the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual was mislabeled. The issue occurs on page 100 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual and on page 56 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Braille Examiner’s Manual. The first column, second row, of the Reading Scoring Keys incorrectly states, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding,” and it should be, “Read-Along Word with Scaffolding.” The third row incorrectly states, “Read-Along Information” and it should be, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding.”

  • Resolution: Educational Testing Service has sent notification to the select LEAs with students in kindergarten about the issue and included correction instructions. ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manuals ordered during the earlier months of the supplemental order window include a brightly colored label on the front cover that describes the issue and correction instructions. Kindergarten braille and large-print Examiner’s Manuals include a copy of the notification in the bundle.
05/29/18 06/11/18

A Reading Scoring Keys Table in the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual was mislabeled. The issue occurs on page 100 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manual and on page 56 of the Initial ELPAC Kindergarten Braille Examiner’s Manual. The first column, second row, of the Reading Scoring Keys incorrectly states, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding,” and it should be, “Read-Along Word with Scaffolding.” The third row incorrectly states, “Read-Along Information” and it should be, “Read-Along Story with Scaffolding.”

  • Resolution: Educational Testing Service has sent notification to the select LEAs with students in kindergarten about the issue and included correction instructions. ELPAC Kindergarten Examiner’s Manuals ordered during the earlier months of the supplemental order window include a brightly colored label on the front cover that describes the issue and correction instructions. Kindergarten braille and large-print Examiner’s Manuals include a copy of the notification in the bundle.
03/02/18 03/20/18

The Writing Rubrics for the ELPAC were updated after the ELPAC practice tests were published in October 2017.

03/05/18 03/19/18

A format mistype appears in the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Braille Book Examiner’s Manual, version 12, for grades six through eight. On page 39 of the manual, option choices are listed as E, F, G, and H and should be A, B, C, and D.

  • Resolution: Updated manuals have been sent to LEAs, scheduled to arrive by Monday, March 19, 2018.
02/21/18 04/20/18

The Reading key for the ELPAC practice tests for grades six through eight has a typographical error.

  • Resolution: The "Read an Informational Passage" answer keys on page 12 have been corrected for items 8, 9, and 10 in the ELPAC Grades 6–8 Practice Test Web document.
02/08/18 02/08/18

Summative ELPAC Pre-ID labels that were ordered prior to February 8, 2018, include a printing issue that truncates the date of birth on the ninth label of each sheet.

  • Resolution: This printing issue has been corrected, and affected local educational agencies (LEAs) have been notified that the bar codes are still correct and labels can be used as is.
01/18/18 01/25/18

Users of Google Sheets or Apple Numbers are unable to upload orders in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS).

  • Resolution: TOMS has been updated to accept Google Sheets and Apple Numbers.
01/18/18 04/20/18

The ELPAC practice tests for grades three through five and six through eight include a statement that is not scientifically accurate. The Oral Presentation on page 10 for grades three through five and page 8 for grades six through eight incorrectly states, "Apples have a lot of iron in them, which causes browning."

12/15/17 01/05/2018

The Examiner’s Manual contains a calculation error for the total estimated testing time for the Summative ELPAC in grades three through twelve.