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Parents' Guide for State Assessments

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
The parent guides below provide information about the state assessments. The guides share practice test information, ways to prepare your child for the assessments, the meaning of the results, and the importance of taking each assessment. Click below to get more information. 
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the mandated state test for determining English language proficiency (ELP). It is administered as an initial assessment to newly enrolled students whose primary language is not English, as indicated on a home language survey; and annually as a summative assessment to students who have been previously identified as EL students.

The ELPAC is delivered via a computer-based test delivery platform. The four domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) will be administered on computer except for the Writing domain for kindergarten through grade two, which will remain as a paper-based test.

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Using sentence stems gives Multi Language learners support in sharing their thinking.

Sample questions, practice tests and more, are available on the Starting Smarter button below.