English Learners

English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

ELPAC Overview Video: English (Video; 16:06) 
ELPAC Overview Video: Spanish (Video; 18:28)

State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve.  

The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It is comprised of two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP.  The ELPAC will test for listening, speaking, reading and writing.  More information about these four domains are provided here.  The ELPAC Overview video for parents can be found here.  Video en español de reseña de las ELPAC

Students who are enrolling in the state of California for the very first time and have a home language other than English will be administered the ELPAC Initial Assessment. 

A video providing information about the Initial ELPAC including its purpose, an explanation of who takes the test, and a description of how families will be notified of their child's results can be found here.  Video en español de reseña de las ELPAC.

All Sylvan District English Learners will be administered the ELPAC Summative Assessment between February 1, 2025 and May 27, 2025.   A video explaining the Summative Assessment ELPAC Student Score Report can be found here.  Video del informe de puntaje ELPAC sumativo: Español

Parent guides to understanding the ELPAC can be found here

ELPAC Information Guide HERE

The ELPAC fact sheet can be found here.

District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)

A district-level English Learner Advisory Committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise district officials on English learner programs and services.

2024-2025 DELAC Meeting Dates:

September 26, 2024

February 13, 2025

April 10, 2025

Invites and Minutes are posted in the English Learner Resource Folder.