Test Administration Resources

Summative ELPAC Administration Documentation Resources

Prior to administering a test, test examiners (and any other individuals who will be administering any secure Summative ELPAC) will read this Summative ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual and complete administration and scoring training of the Summative ELPAC.

The Summative ELPAC Online Test Administration Manual is designed to complement a variety of resources developed by ETS and the CDE listed in table 1.

Table 1. Manuals, Instructions, and Information

Resource Description
CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Guide for Online Testing The CAASPP and ELPAC Accessibility Guide for Online Testing web page includes information and instructions regarding configuring and using computer-based accessibility resources, including braille.
CAASPP and ELPAC Security Incidents and Appeals Procedure Guide

The CAASPP and ELPAC Security Incidents and Appeals Procedure Guide includes information about how LEA ELPAC coordinators can submit a report using the STAIRS/Appeals process and enter Appeals for the California assessments in TOMS.

Refer also to the Test Security web page on the ELPAC website for additional information and links to STAIRS resources.

CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing The CAASPP and ELPAC Technical Specifications and Configuration Guide for Online Testing contains instructions related to making the network infrastructure ready for ELPAC testing such as system requirements, network, and secure browser configuration.
California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix The CDE California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix web page is an important source of information for determining the assignment of designated supports and accommodations to students.
CALPADS resources The CDE CALPADS web page contains links to CALPADS system documents, updates, and other useful information for maintaining student data.
DFAs The DFAs for the Summative ELPAC provide the directions and scripts needed to administer the assessment. These are published securely in TOMS by selecting the [Resources] tab in the TOMS top navigation bar.
ELPAC Accessibility Resources for Operational Testing The ELPAC Accessibility Resources for Operational Testing web document is an aggregation of information and instructions regarding configuring and using various computer-based accessibility resources, including braille.

Training Resources

Moodle Training Site

All LEA ELPAC coordinators, site ELPAC coordinators, test examiners, and school administrative staff who will be involved in the Summative ELPAC administration should complete a virtual training prior to administering and scoring the Summative ELPAC through the Moodle Training Site.

The LEA ELPAC coordinator and site ELPAC coordinator are responsible for ensuring all appropriate trainings have been completed. Such training should include, but not be limited to, training on administration and scoring, item security, and professional conduct associated with the administration of standardized assessments.

Test examiners for the ELPAC must receive training by completing the examiner’s certification course offered on the Moodle Training Site.

Test Examiner Training and Calibration

The LEA ELPAC coordinator, or the LEA ELPAC coordinator’s designee, is responsible for overseeing test examiners’ calibration progress and completion. For the Summative ELPAC, both new and experienced test examiners must calibrate annually and will be emailed a certificate of completion upon successful completion of calibration, which should be emailed to their coordinator. The Examiner’s Resource course is divided into sections specific to grade levels and grade spans. Returning test examiners need only to calibrate for Speaking items in the grade levels and grade spans they are administering and scoring.

Moodle Training Site

The computer-based Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training resources are available in the Moodle Training Site. Using the Moodle Training Site requires ELPAC trainers, LEA ELPAC coordinators, and test examiners to set up individual accounts. Access to the trainer’s resources, examiner’s resources, or downloads requires enrollment keys. The LEA ELPAC coordinator is the only person with access to the enrollment keys and is responsible for distributing the keys to the appropriate LEA staff.

Videos are also available on the Moodle Training Site. These training videos help LEA ELPAC coordinators, site ELPAC coordinators, and ELPAC test examiners become familiar with the necessary requirements for a successful Summative ELPAC administration.

Test examiners who are administering the Listening, Reading, and Writing domains for kindergarten through grade 2 should watch the K–2 Administration video on the Moodle Training Site. Test examiners who are administering the Listening, Reading, and Writing domains for grades three through twelve should watch the Grades 3–12 Group Administration video. Test examiners who are administering and scoring the Speaking domain must be trained and show successful completion of individual calibration for the grade levels or grade spans for which they are administering the Speaking test.

Quick Reference Guides and Videos

The Quick Reference Guides and Videos web page provides step-by-step instructions for how to accomplish a task or activity for the ELPAC. These instructions come in either PDF or video format.

Practice and Training Tests

Online practice and training tests are available for the Summative ELPAC.

Background

The online ELPAC practice and training tests allow students, parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and others an opportunity to become familiar with the online test delivery platform as well as the types of test questions that may appear on the actual test at each grade level or grade span.

The practice test includes examples of all the types of test questions that may appear in the actual test at each grade level or grade span and mirrors a full-length Summative ELPAC operational test. The training test is shorter compared to the practice test and includes some sample test questions for each domain.

The practice and training tests are available for kindergarten, grade one, grade two, grade span three through five, grade span six through eight, grade span nine and ten, and grade span eleven and twelve.

The following resources are available on the Practice and Training Test Resources web page on the ELPAC website:

  • Practice test DFAs for each grade level and grade span
  • K–2 Practice Test Writing Answer Books
  • Training test DFAs representing each grade level and grade span
  • K–2 Training Test Writing Answer Books
  • Practice test scoring guides for each grade level and grade span

Public Access

The practice and training tests can be accessed and used as a “guest” without logon credentials and without using the secure browser, although a supported web browser is necessary. Please note that Internet Explorer is not a supported web browser. Some accessibility resources, such as print-on-demand, are only available through the secure browser. Braille (that is, refreshable or embossed), where available, can be accessed using a web browser.

Secure Access

If users want to access the practice and training tests as a test examiner—required if they want to administer a practice or training test that uses the print-on-demand resource—a logon will be required. Test examiners can contact their site ELPAC coordinator for logon credentials if needed.