English Language Proficiency Assessment for California

ELPAC Purpose

The English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) is used to measure how well students understand English when it is not their primary language. Information from the ELPAC helps your child’s teacher provide support in the right areas. Students take the ELPAC in grades TK-12th.

Parent Resources

ELPAC Parent Resource Page: https://www.elpac.org/resources/parent-resources/

Score Report Explanation for Parents (English and Spanish): https://elpac.startingsmarter.org/

Score Report Explanation Video (English): Understanding Your Summative ELPAC Score Report

Score Report Explanation Video (Spanish): Understanding the Summative ELPAC Score Report—Spanish


What is Reclassification of English Learners and how does it happen?

Reclassification is the process whereby a student is reclassified from English learner status to fluent English proficient (RFEP) status after meeting various linguistic and academic criteria set by the state and district. Dixon Unified School District has developed student reclassification policy and procedures based on criteria set forth by California Department of Education (CDE) guidelines. In general, students initially identified as English Learners (ELs) are reclassified to fluent English proficient when they meet the following criteria:

  • Overall Summative ELPAC score of 4
  • An iReady Reading Diagnostic score commensurate with their peers
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Parent Opinion and Consultation

English Learner Support Staff

  • María Luquín, Coordinator of Supplemental Concentration Grants
  • Treva Foster, ELD Instructional Coach
  • Patricia Ortiz, EL Compliance Specialist
  • Margarita Rios, John Knight Middle School EL Clerk
  • Yolanda González, Dixon High School EL Clerk
  • Susana Pérez, Maine Prairie High School EL Paraprofessional
  • Jeanette Malibunas, Anderson Elementary EL Lead
  • Lisa Hayden, Gretchen Higgins Elementary EL Lead
  • Shondra Sikes, Tremont Elementary EL Lead

For additional information, please visit https://www.elpac.org/