• Parents and families can use these Practice Tests to:
    • Understand the types of English language skills that students are expected to develop
    • Understand what students need to be able to do on the actual test
    • Understand the types of test questions that contribute to ELPAC test scores
    • By reviewing the Practice Test in advance with their children, parents and families can also help students prepare for the test.
     
    For Students
     
    Students can use this Practice Test to:
     
    • Become familiar with the question types
    • Learn how to provide their answers
    • By reviewing the Practice Test before the test day, students will understand what they will be asked to do.  As a result, students will be able to focus on demonstrating their English language skills on the test day.
     
    For Parents and Families
     
    Parents and families can use this Practice Test to:
     
    • Understand the types of English language skills that students are expected to develop
    • Understand what students need to be able to do on the actual test
    • Understand the types of test questions that contribute to ELPAC test scores
    • By reviewing the Practice Test in advance with their children, parents and families can also help students prepare for the test.
     
    For Teachers
     
    Teachers can use the Practice Test to:
     
    • Understand the types of test questions that appear on the actual test
    • Understand the alignment of the test questions with the 2012 California English Language
    • Development Standards, Kindergarten Through Grade 12 (2012 ELD Standards)
    • Review with students and their families and help them become familiar with the test questions
    • Create similar tasks for instructional purposes, with appropriate support, for their students
    • Of course, teachers should also have their students practice a variety of exercises that do not appear on the ELPAC to help students develop in all areas described by the 2012 ELD Standards.
     
    For Administrators
     
    Administrators can use the Practice Test to:
     
    • Become familiar with types of test questions
    • Communicate with students, families, and teachers about the skills assessed in the test
    • Administrators can also use the Practice Test as a resource when creating professional development opportunities for educators.
    For more information about the ELPAC, please review the Additional Resources section at the end of the Practice Test.