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Language Proficiency Assessment

State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve whose primary language is not English and who have not been reclassified as fluent English proficient (RFEP).
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It consists of two separate assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners 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 English language proficiency.