Saturday Academies

The Cesar E. Chavez Expanded Learning Program has aggregated Saturday Academies to help our students prepare for the ELPAC and State testing that will be happening in the next few months. Our California Teaching Fellows Foundation tutors have been trained on the platforms that will be used for both the ELPAC and State test that will be administered to the students; they will provide students with the tips & tricks needed so they are accustomed to the website, will review practice test questions with the students, & more. The students will also be able to participate in some fantastic enrichment activities that our tutors have planned. They range from simple virtual games that require no materials to some hands-on DIY art activities. Students will be provided with materials & supplies packets for the materials that will be used for our enrichment sessions. We cannot wait to have your student(s) join us for some awesome activities.

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Help your child prepare for the ELPAC and State tests. Practice exam questions will ensure that she/he is prepared for the real exam.


English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the mandated state test for determining English language proficiency (ELP). It must be given to students whose primary language is one other than English. California and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten—or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, also referred to as transitional kindergarten—through grade twelve. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and is comprised of two separate ELP assessments: The Initial ELPAC, and the Summative ELPAC.

Initial ELPAC—primary identification of students as English learners (ELs).

  • The administration window is July 1 to June 30.
  • See the How to Complete the Initial ELPAC Process (PDF) external icon quick reference guide for instructions on the process that begins upon a student’s first enrollment in a California public school.

Summative ELPAC—an annual assessment to measure an English Learners progress and to identify the student’s ELP level.

  • The administration window is February 1 to May 31.

Alternate ELPAC—The Alternate ELPAC is an annual assessment to measure and to identify the student’s ELP level for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

  • The Statewide Operational Field Test: Postponed to the 2021–22 school year. Administered one-on-one with a certified test examiner similar to the California Alternate Assessments.
  • More information about the Alternate ELPAC is available on the Test Administration webpage.


ELPAC Parent Resources

Starting Smarter

CAASPP Starting Smarter website external icon

ELPAC Starting Smarter website external icon

  • The Starting Smarter websites help parents understand student scores and reports, view sample test questions, and provide additional free resources to support your child’s learning.

Practice and Training Tests

Practice and Training Tests web page external icon

  • This web page provides students guest access to practice and training tests. Select “Sign In” as a Guest User and Guest Session to take a practice or training test with your child. Select your child’s grade and choose a practice or training test for the following tests:
    • Smarter Balanced English-language Arts or mathematics
    • California Alternate Assessments for English-language Arts or mathematics
    • California Science Test
    • California Spanish Test
    • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
    • Alternate ELPAC

Technology Readiness Checker for Students

Technology Readiness Checker for Students external icon

How to Use the Technology Readiness Checker for Students (PDF)

Technology Readiness Checker for Student Support Guidelines (PDF)

  • The Technology Readiness Checker for Students (TRCS) is a game-like tool students navigate to create a storyboard. The navigation through the TRCS is similar to the navigation used in a computer-based assessment and can be used to identify your child’s technology readiness for online testing.
  • The TRCS is not an assessment and does not provide scores.


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