Computer-based Initial Administration and Scoring Trainings
In light of the measures being taken nationwide to attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the shelter-in-place mandates in effect across the state of California, Educational Testing Service, the California Department of Education, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) are changing the format of the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Administration and Scoring Training scheduled for spring 2020; these trainings will be delivered virtually.
The in-person trainings scheduled across California have been cancelled.
Attendance at Statewide Trainings
Statewide training is mandatory. Each local educational agency (LEA) will be required to complete the online certification. Virtual training modules for LEA ELPAC coordinators and ELPAC test examiners will be available in the Moodle Training Site. However, because of the time required to prepare this new training format, the Moodle Training Site will not be opening until May 1, 2020.
Available resources in Moodle are as follows:
- Two new certification courses (kindergarten through grade twelve or grades six through twelve) for LEA ELPAC coordinators or their designee
- Training videos and presentations
- Training quizzes and calibration quizzes
- PDF versions of the training binder
Each LEA ELPAC coordinator or a designee will need to complete the certification course for the appropriate grade span.
Each LEA also will be shipped one paper copy of the Initial ELPAC training binder. Training binders should arrive to LEAs by May 1, 2020.
We appreciate your patience and support while we navigate these changes.
Please note that all ELPAC test examiners are required to be trained to administer the Initial ELPAC. To accommodate the LEA’s training needs, many regional workshops around the state will be available once travel and shelter mandates have been eased.
As each regional workshop becomes available, the workshop dates and locations will be posted on the Computer-based Initial Assessment Regional Training List web page.