Initial ELPAC Training Resources and Certification Courses

The 2020–2021 computer-based Initial ELPAC Training has been re-formatted as a virtual training to replace the Spring 2020 in-person trainings. Two courses have been added to the Trainer's Resource to certify LEA Coordinators, or their designee. One course is designed for coordinators who are training across grade levels

K–12: LEA Certification (Kindergarten through grade twelve). The other course is for coordinators who are in middle and/or high school districts and will only be training test examiners to administer the grades 6–12 computer-based Initial ELPAC: LEA Certification (grades six through twelve). Coordinators only need to take one of these certification courses. Coordinators may designate a lead district ELPAC trainer who would have attended the statewide in-person training to take the certification course. Take the course that aligns with the needs of your district and test examiners.

Test examiners will need to calibrate for the domains (Speaking and/or Writing) that they will be administering and scoring. Training and calibration quizzes are located in the Examiner's Resource course. LEA coordinators are responsible for ensuring that test examiners are trained in test administration and calibrated for scoring Speaking and Writing task types. 

This course meets the California Department of Education, mandated training for LEA certification kindergarten through grade twelve and replaces the Spring 2020 statewide in-person trainings. . This course should only be taken by the LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee. A certification course must be taken prior to delivering Initial ELPAC training to test examiners in your LEA and prior to any administration of the Initial ELPAC.


The other certification course is for coordinators, or their designee, who are in middle and/or high school districts and will only be training test examiners to administer the grades 6–12 computer-based Initial ELPAC: LEA Certification (grades six through twelve). Coordinators only need to take one of these certification courses. Choose the course that best fits the needs of your LEA.

This certification course does not calibrate examiners for scoring the Initial ELPAC Writing and Speaking domains. Test examiners will need to calibrate for the domains (Speaking and/or Writing) that they will be scoring. Training and calibration quizzes are located in the Examiner's Resources course. LEA coordinators are responsible for ensuring that test examiners are trained in test administration and calibrated for scoring Speaking and Writing task types. 

This course meets the California Department of Education, mandated training for LEA certification grades six through twelve. This course should only be taken by the LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee. A certification course must be taken prior to delivering Initial ELPAC training to test examiners in your LEA and prior to any administration of the Initial ELPAC.


The other certification course is for coordinators, or their designee, who are in kindergarten through high school districts and will be training test examiners to administer the computer-based Initial ELPAC across the grade spans: LEA Certification (Grades kindergarten through twelve). Coordinators only need to take one of these certification courses. Choose the course that best fits the needs of your LEA.

This certification course does not calibrate examiners for scoring the Initial ELPAC Writing and Speaking domains. Test examiners will need to calibrate for the domains (Speaking and/or Writing) that they will be scoring. Training and calibration quizzes are located in the Examiner's Resource course. LEA coordinators are responsible for ensuring that test examiners are trained in test administration and calibrated for scoring Speaking and Writing task types.