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English Learner Specialists

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English Learner Specialists

Maria Orozco, Director of Equity and Access
(530) 406-3246 or email
Maria Medina, EL TOSA
(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

Carmen Vargas, Beamer Specialist
Jennifer Hernandez, Dingle Specialist
Sergio Rodriguez, Freeman Specialist
Kelly Scheuer, Gibson Specialist
Flo Davila, Tafoya Specialist
Jay Fleming, Tafoya/Zamora Specialist
Mindy Bauer, Maxwell Specialist
Brandon Killion, Plainfield/Beamer Specialist
Donna Rutan, Whitehead Specialist
Annie Morrison, Prairie Specialist
Lily Nagatani, Prairie Specialist
Lourdes Romero, Sci-Tech Specialist
Maria Medina, Spring Lake Specialist

Secondary Sites

Armando Olvera, Douglass Middle School
Marlene Molina, Lee Middle School
Laura Nielsen, Pioneer High School
Maria Medina, Cache Creek High School
Brandon Killion, Woodland High/Cache Creek High Specialist


English Language Proficiency Testing Information

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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) is in the midst of transitioning from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to 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