Initial ELPAC: Estimated Test Time

The Initial ELPAC is an untimed test. Students are allowed as much time as needed to complete the test. The estimated times on this page are provided for planning purposes. Actual testing times may be shorter if stopping points are used, or longer if a student needs the time to finish entering responses.

For each domain of the test, allow an additional five minutes to read directions and administer the practice questions in the domains in which they appear.

Table 1: Estimated Testing Time for Kindergarten
Kindergarten, Edition 1Minutes
Listening (Individual administration) 5–10
Reading (Individual administration) 5–10
Writing (Individual administration) 5–10
Speaking (Individual administration) 5–10
Total estimated test administration time 20-40
Table 2: Estimated Testing Time for Grade 1
Grade 1, Edition 1Minutes
Listening (Individual administration) 5–10
Reading (Individual administration) 5–10
Writing (Individual administration) 5–10
Speaking (Individual administration) 5–10
Total estimated test administration time 20–40
Table 3: Estimated Testing Time for Grade 2
Grade 2, Edition 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 10–15
Reading (Group administration) 10–15
Writing (Group administration) 10–15
Subtotal for Listening, Reading and Writing 30–45
Speaking (Individual administration) 10–15
Total estimated test administration time 40-60
Table 4: Estimated Testing Time for Grades 3–5
Grades 3–5, Edition 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 20–25
Reading (Group administration) 15–20
Writing (Group administration) 15–20
Subtotal for Listening, Reading and Writing 50–65
Speaking (Individual administration) 10–15
Total estimated test administration time 60-80
Table 5: Estimated Testing Time for Grades 6–8
Grades 6–8, Edition 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 25–30
Reading (Group administration) 15–20
Writing (Group administration) 15–20
Subtotal for Listening, Reading and Writing 55–70
Speaking (Individual administration) 10–15
Total estimated test administration time 65-85
Table 6: Estimated Testing Time for Grade 9–12
Grade 9–12, Edition 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 25–30
Reading (Group administration) 15–20
Writing (Group administration) 15–20
Subtotal for Listening, Reading and Writing 55–70
Speaking (Individual administration) 10–15
Total estimated test administration time 65–85