Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training Resources and Certification Courses

The 2020–2021 Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training has been re-formatted as a virtual training to replace the Fall 2020 in-person trainings. Two courses have been added to certify LEA coordinators, or their designee. One course is designed for coordinators who are training grades 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 Summative ELPAC: LEA Certification (grades six through twelve). Coordinators only need to take one of these certification courses. Coordinators may designate a lead 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 LEA and test examiners. The certification course must be completed no later than December 4, 2020.

Test examiners will need to calibrate for the grade/grade spans they will be administering in the Speaking Domain. 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 items. 


This course meets the California Department of Education mandated training for LEA certification, kindergarten through grade twelve, and replaces the Fall 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 Summative ELPAC training to test examiners in your LEA and prior to any administration of the Summative ELPAC. LEAs must complete the certification by December 4, 2020.

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 Summative 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 Summative ELPAC Speaking domains. Test examiners will need to calibrate for the grades/grade spans that they will be administering and 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 items.

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 Summative ELPAC training to test examiners in your LEA and prior to any administration of the Summative ELPAC. LEAs must complete the certification by December 4, 2020.

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 Summative 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 Summative ELPAC Speaking domains. Test examiners will need to calibrate for the grades/grade spans that they will be administering and 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 items.

The Trainer's Resources course provides trainers access to online training presentations, quizzes and additional resources useful for training test examiners.

The Test Examiner's Resources course provides test examiners access to online training videos and quizzes for self-guided training and calibration.

This course has training binder PDFs, scoring rubrics, standards alignment cards, training videos, and training presentations that can be downloaded for offline training.