The ELPAC Initial Assessment is used to identify students as either an English learner who needs support to learn English, or as proﬁcient in English, and are given the Initial Assessment within 30 days of when they enroll at the school. This lesson will show you how to edit ELPAC scores from the Language module and where it will appear in the student's profile. Your District's Illuminate System Administrator or those with permission can manage state data such as CELDT and ELPAC.
For more ELPAC information, visit https://www.elpac.org/resources/faq/ to get started.
Before you get started, make sure that you have:
- Imported available ELPAC Assessment Data using our Upload State Assessment Data - don't manually add each one!
- Permission to manage State Known Assessment Data
Did You Know?
Students will take the Initial Assessment if:
- the student has a primary language other than English
- the student has not taken the CELDT or ELPAC before, and
- the student has not been classiﬁed before as an English learner.
Identifying students who need help learning in English is important so these students can get the extra help they need to do well in school and access the full curriculum. Every year students who are English learners will take the ELPAC summative to measure their progress in learning English.
Where to Start
Select Language, then click Language Details.
To edit or review ELPAC Initial assessment scores, select Edit ELPAC Initial.
By default, you will be in the current academic year for the student. If needed to enter or modify summative scoring information, select Select Academic Year and choose the year to review.
If not proceed with entering the current year's assessment information.
If this is the first time accessing a student's information since you have logged into Illuminate, you will be taken to the Advanced Search menu to search for a student. Learn how to use the Advanced Search tool.
You will be taken to a previously viewed student, if you have searched or viewed a student previously in your session.
- To search for a new student select New Student Search (1)
- To search and view another student's results, select Student Search (2) arrow to find and select another student
Select Edit ELPAC Initial (3) to begin.
Edit ELPAC Initial Assessment
When manage existing student data or adding new student data, there are particular required fields to record to have students scores generate within available ELPAC reports:
- Select the Assessment Type you are entering data for, which should default to Initial.
- Select the Grade Assessed the student was for the initial administration.
- Enter the Test Date when the student was administered the test.
- Select the Attemptedness which provide options such as Non-Completion, Partial Completion, & Completion.
- Select the Include Indicator which provide options such Did not test, Tested and received ALT condition code, and Student met completion/attemptedness.
This is most common when adding scores for students who were not part of your Assessment import. If you want their scores included in reports and widgets, you must do the required fields.
Additional (Optional) Fields
Fields that will appear from imported assessment data or available to manually edit, are the following:
- Overall Scaled Score can be a value ranging from 1150 to 1950.
- Overall Performance Level displays a level of 1-4 based on their overall scaled score cut off points
- Oral Language results such as Scaled Score, Standard Error of Measurement, and Performance Level can be entered here.
- Written Language results such as Scaled Score, Standard Error of Measurement, and Performance Level can be entered here.
- Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Performance results ask for one of the following options to be selected of Well Developed, Somewhat/Moderatey, or Beginning for each subject area.
While some fields are optional for basic reporting and widgets available, it is important to enter as much assessment results data as possible so that your educators can best serve the student.
Edit English Proficiency
An additional area to Edit English Proficiency is available while managing ELPAC information. If and when applicable, the student's proficiency status can be changed.
- Enter or select the original English Proficiency for the student.
- Enter or select, if different, the corrected or English Proficiency Correction, when applicable. If not, select the same value.
- Selet a Reason for the change in proficiency status.
- Enter a Date to finalize this change.
Available Reasons are provided to you based of ELPAC requirements and structures, to reflect the change in proficiency and why.