English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). 


ELPAC Administration Overview

State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. 


The ELPAC is compromised of two ELP assessments

1. The Summative Assessment - an annual assessment to measure an English learner's progress in learning English and identify the student's English language proficiency level.

2. The Initial Assessment - an initial identification of students as English learners.


This website serves as the portal for resources that a local educational agency (LEA) will need to administer the ELPAC.

Use this link to verify contact and address information, edit user access, place orders, and run various reports to summarize data.

The CDE's ELPAC Web site is your source for access to information on the different assessments, parent resources, access to results, tool kits and weekly updates.