11/15 ELPAC Training at School Sites – December 2017 and January 2018


TO:                 All Principals
CC:                Jim Solo, Area Superintendents, OLA Personnel, EL Coordinators
FROM:           Sandra Cephas, Director of the Office of Language Acquisition
DATE:            Wednesday, November 15, 2017
RE:                 ELPAC Training at School Sites – December 2017 and January 2018

Includes ATTACHMENT A, B and C

The ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California) window is from Feb. 1-March 16, 2018. In order to fully support your site during the transition from the CELDT to the ELPAC, we ask that you follow the steps outlined below:

  • OLA will train your designated staff at your school site, please see Attachment A for your specific training date and time.
  • Please designate the appropriate staff that will be trained to administer the ELPAC test and inform them of the training date and time.
  • Designate and book a room equipped with a Promethean board and working sound system to be used for during the training. Please be sure the room can accommodate the group size that will be trained.
  • If the date/time assigned to your school site does not work for your site, please send your staff to a district training. See Attachment B for a list of district training dates and times. Please note that if you choose to send your staff to district trainings, your site is responsible for the funding of release time.
  • Please note that the ELPAC Nuts and Bolts training provided by Erin Gordon is a separate and essential professional training for ELPAC Testing Coordinator(s) for your site.
  • Work with your ELI-RT to create a Testing Calendar and Schedule.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding your training date and time, please contact Sandra Cephas at scephas@sandi.net or 619-306-4504.

The Office of Language Acquisition personnel will support you through this process, for questions about ELPAC district training please contact Bonnie Doherty (Areas 1,2) at bdoherty@sandi.net, Nevada Allen (Areas 3,4) @ nallen@sandi.net, Claire Arias-Kassir (Areas 5,6) at carias@sandi.net.

For support with the onsite ELPAC training and site testing schedules/calendars please contact the ELI-RT who supports your site. Please see Attachment C.