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English Learner Services During COVID-19 FAQs: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/elservicescovid.asp
COVID-19 English Learner Resources: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/covidelresources.asp
Colorin Colorado: A website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12:https://www.colorincolorado.org/
Currently, the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the mandated state test for determining English language proficiency (ELP). It must be given to students whose primary language is one other than English. California and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten—or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, also referred to as transitional kindergarten—through grade twelve. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and is comprised of two separate ELP assessments: The Initial ELPAC, and the Summative ELPAC.
Implications of COVID-19 and the Suspension of Testing
California Department of Education (CDE) and assessment contractor Educational Testing Service (ETS) are committed to supporting local educational agency (LEA) staff in ways that allow them to best serve their students and support their teachers, and are taking extra measures during this unprecedented time. To that end, the CDE and ETS are developing test administration options for 2020–2021, beginning with the Initial ELPAC and the optional fall Summative ELPAC administrations.
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