English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)Top of Page
The California Department of Education (CDE) transitioned from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment in the 2017-18 school year. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It is comprised of two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP.
The first operational administration of the ELPAC will occur in the spring of 2018. Timeline information is available through the CDE website.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT)Top of Page
Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment transitioned from the CELDT to the ELPAC in the 2017-18 school year. The CELDT was aligned to the 1998 California English Language Development Standards. The ELPAC is aligned to the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and provides a better measure of skills within the California Content Standards.
The CELDT allowed schools to identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English.
SDUHSD administers the LAS Links Forms A&B K–12 Assessments to help educators accurately assess the academic and social language skills of English language learners. The assessments provide detailed information on students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
The LAS Links assessment is administered twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. Assessment results are utilized as an additional indicator of student language proficiency to measure growth for English Learners as well as identify interventions and supports as needed.