Summative Assessment Administration and Scoring Trainings

The Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) testing window is February 1, 2018, through May 31, 2018. To prepare for this test administration, there will be 24 Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings held statewide.

Attendance at Statewide Trainings

Each local educational agency (LEA) has been allocated a specific number of seats to attend the Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings. This is a mandatory training for each LEA who will be administering the new ELPAC. Representatives from all LEAs, including those trained for the Summative Field Test administration in the fall of 2017, must also attend one of the trainings below.

All LEA and/or county staff who intend to provide a regional training must also attend this training before conducting their own. The training will follow a "training-of-trainers" model, designed so that attendees can provide in-person training to their own LEA.

A portion of the training day will be divided into two groups: kindergarten through grade 5 in one room and grades 6 through 12 in another room. It is recommended that you plan accordingly and bring one trainer for the lower grades and one trainer for the upper grades, if applicable.

Training Locations

The California Department of Education-sponsored statewide trainings will take place from October 24, 2017, through December 13, 2017. Trainings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

October 24 Tuesday Sacramento - FULL
October 26 Thursday Redding - FULL
October 31 Tuesday San Diego
November 1 Wednesday Montebello - FULL
November 2 Thursday Burbank - FULL
November 3 Friday Santa Barbara - FULL
November 6 Mon. Monterey
November 7 Tuesday San Jose - FULL
November 8 Wednesday Redwood City
November 9 Thursday Santa Rosa - FULL
November 14 Tuesday Bakersfield - FULL
November 15 Wednesday Fresno - FULL
November 16 Thursday Merced
November 17 Friday Stockton - FULL
November 28 Tuesday Burbank - FULL
November 29 Wednesday Costa Mesa
November 30 Thursday Torrance - FULL
December 1 Friday Pomona
December 5 Tuesday Anaheim - FULL
December 6 Wednesday Oceanside - FULL
December 7 Thursday Palm Springs
December 8 Friday Riverside - FULL
December 12 Tuesday Concord - FULL
December 13 Wednesday Sacramento - FULL

Training Overview

The Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training will provide an overview of the test administration. A majority of the training day will be spent on the administration and scoring of the Speaking domain.

Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings Registration

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, until each training site is full. LEAs may register all of their staff for one location, or each participant for separate locations.

Regional Workshops

Please note that all ELPAC Test Examiners are required to be trained to administer the 2017–18 Summative ELPAC. To accommodate your LEA’s training needs, many regional workshops around the state will be available. As each becomes available, the regional workshops will be posted on the ELPAC Web site on the Regional Trainings Web page.