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English Language Proficiency Testing Information

English Language Proficiency Testing Information

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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 California Department of Education (CDE) uses the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) as the state English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment.


The purposes for English Language Proficiency testing are:

  • To identify students who are limited English proficient.
  • To determine the level of English language proficiency of students who are limited English proficient.
  • To assess the progress of limited English proficient students in acquiring the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in English. Questions and answers about this important test follow.
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

The ELPAC is comprised of two separate English Language Proficiency (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.

  • ELPAC Parent Guides
English Learner Specialists

English Learner Specialists


          District Office 

Maria Orozco, Director of Equity and Access
(530) 406-3246 or email
Maria Medina, EL Services Coordinator
(530) 406-3239 or email
Brandon Killion, EL TOSA
(530) 406-3251 or email
Miriam Soltero, Administrative Secretary
(530) 406-3246 or email 

Elementary Sites

Marisa Deziderio, Beamer 
Gail Mitchell, Dingle 
Sergio Rodriguez, Freeman 
Kelly Scheuer, Gibson 
Flo Davila, Tafoya 
Jay Fleming, Zamora 
Melinda Bauer, Maxwell 
Brandon Killion, Plainfield 
Mayra Medina, Whitehead 
Pamela Goettsch, Prairie 
Deepinder Singh, Prairie
Lourdes Romero, Sci-Tech 
Rosalia Farias, Spring Lake 
Kulwinder Mahal, Alternative Programs 

Secondary Sites

Armando Olvera, Douglass Middle School
Marlene Molina, Lee Middle School
Laura Nielsen, Pioneer High School
Kulwinder Mahal, Alternative Programs
Ursula Ruffalo, Woodland High