Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Assessment: Estimated Testing Times

The Summative ELPAC is an untimed test. Students are allowed as much time as needed to complete the test. The estimated times in this document 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 Grades 3–5
Grade 3–5, Form 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 35
Reading (Group administration) 40–50
Writing (Group administration) 40–50
Speaking (Individual administration) 20
Total estimated test administration time 135–155
Table 2: Estimated Testing Time for Grades 6–8
Grade 6–8, Form 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 35
Reading (Group administration) 45–60
Writing (Group administration) 45–50
Speaking (Individual administration) 15
Total estimated test administration time 140–160
Table 3: Estimated Testing Time for Grades 9–10
Grade 9–10, Form 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 35
Reading (Group administration) 45–60
Writing (Group administration) 45–60
Speaking (Individual administration) 15
Total estimated test administration time 140–170
Table 4: Estimated Testing Time for Grades 11–12
Grade 11–12, Form 1Minutes
Listening (Group administration) 35
Reading (Group administration) 45–60
Writing (Group administration) 45–60
Speaking (Individual administration) 15
Total estimated test administration time 140–170