CCSA Answers: English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Eligibility

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May 7, 2018 Question: Which charter school students are required to take the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC?)

Answer: Charter schools must ensure that students who speak a primary language other than English, as determined by a home language survey, who have not taken the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) or ELPAC before and who have not been previously classified as an English Learner (EL), take the ELPAC Initial Assessment (IA). Charter schools must ensure that students designated as ELs via the CELDT or ELPAC IA take the ELPAC Summative Assessment annually until they are reclassified as fluent English proficient. Eligible students must be administered the ELPAC within 30 calendar days of enrollment or 60 calendar days prior to instruction. However, the ELPAC may not be administrated prior to July 1 of each calendar year.