Overview

Welcome to the 2021–22 Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test Administration Manual. The chapter menu is on the left side of the screen, with the in-chapter sections listed on the right. The in-chapter menu includes sections within the chapter, contact information, as well as acronyms and initialisms used within the manual. The Alternate ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual is accessible on a desktop web browser, tablet, or smartphone. The sections that follow provide information on administration of the Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test.

COVID-19 Update

Because of the impact of COVID-19, the Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test was postponed for the 2020–21 school year. The Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test is now scheduled to be administered during the 2021–22 school year; the testing window will be available from November 1, 2021, through February 15, 2022.

As COVID-19 continues to have impacts education and beyond, there are still a lot of unknowns for the future. ETS, in collaboration with the CDE and other stakeholders, continues planning and preparing for Alternate ELPAC Operational Field Test administration next school year. However, it should be understood that nuances for the test administration are subject to change.

LEAs should refer to this test administration manual, the CDE website, and the ELPAC website for the latest information on the operational field test administration. This manual is a living document that will be updated as necessary to ensure the latest information on the operational field test administration is available.