Scoring for the Computer-based ELPAC


Data Entry Interface
(DEI)
    Initial ELPAC Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS)

Initial ELPAC

In order to determine where responses for the computer-based assessment (CBA) should be submitted based on the grade span, and domain, refer to the following table:

Grade SpanTest DeliveryDomainWhere to Submit Answers
K–12 CBA Listening and Reading Test examiner selects the student’s responses in the Test Delivery System (TDS) for K–2 students. Students in grades 3–12 enter their responses in the TDS.
K–12 CBA Speaking Test examiner enters scores in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) during or after the administration of the Speaking test in the TDS.
K–2 CBA Writing Test examiner enters scores in the DEI after the Writing Answer Books have been locally scored.
3–12 CBA Writing Test examiner enters scores in the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) after students have completed the Writing test in the TDS.

Listening and Reading domains for all grades will be scored via the TDS.

The Speaking domain for all grades will be locally scored in-the-moment and scores will be entered by the test examiner into the DEI. (Refer to the 2020–21 ELPAC Data Entry Interface User Guide for Computer-based Assessment for more information about this application.)

The Writing domain for kindergarten through grade two will remain paper-based and will be locally scored. Scores will be entered into the DEI.

The Writing domain student responses for grades three through twelve will be scored locally in the Teacher Hand Scoring System. Once all four domains have been scored, Student Score Reports will be produced and available for download in the Test Operations Management System external icon.

Please visit the 2020–21 CAASPP and ELPAC Special Request for Paper Exams external icon web form to request CAASPP and ELPAC braille, large-print, or paper-pencil tests for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan. In order to determine where responses for the paper-pencil test (PPT) should be submitted based on the grade span, and domain, refer to the following table:

Grade SpanTest DeliveryDomainWhere to Submit Answers
K–12 PPT Listening and Reading Test examiner enters the student’s responses in the DEI.
K–12 PPT Speaking and Writing Test examiner enters scores in the DEI after the administration of the Speaking and Writing tests.

Summative ELPAC

In order to determine where responses for the computer-based assessment (CBA) should be submitted based on the grade span, and domain, refer to the following table:

Grade SpanTest DeliveryDomainWhere to Submit Answers
K–2 CBA Listening and Reading Test examiner selects the student’s responses in the TDS.
K–2 CBA Writing LEA mails the completed Writing Answer Book to ETS for scoring.
K–12 CBA Speaking Test examiner enters scores in the DEI during or after the administration of the Speaking test in the TDS.
3–12 CBA Listening, Reading, and Writing Students enter their responses in the TDS.

Listening and Reading domains for all grades will be scored via the test delivery system.

The Speaking domain for all grades will be locally scored in-the-moment and scores will be entered by the test examiner into the DEI. (Refer to the 2020–21 ELPAC Data Entry Interface User Guide for Computer-based Assessment for more information about this application.)

The Writing domain for kindergarten through grade two will remain paper-based and Answer Books should be returned to ETS for scoring.

The Writing domain for students in grade three through grade twelve will be scored by ETS raters.

Please visit the 2020–21 CAASPP and ELPAC Special Request for Paper Exams external icon web form to request CAASPP and ELPAC braille, large-print, or paper-pencil tests for students with an IEP or Section 504 plan. In order to determine where responses for the PPT should be submitted based on the grade span, and domain, refer to the following table:

Grade SpanTest DeliveryDomainWhere to Submit Answers
K–2 PPT All domains LEA mails the completed Answer Books to ETS for scoring.
3–12 PPT Listening, Reading, and Writing Test examiner enters the student’s responses in the DEI.
3–12 PPT Speaking Test examiner enters scores in the DEI after the administration of the Speaking test.

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