Starting Smarter

Understand Your Child’s Student Score Report

No one knows your child or their needs more than you. Starting Smarter provides you with the resources and information to help you use your child’s ELPAC score report to understand the areas where your child is excelling and where they can improve. All of this can begin a conversation with your child’s teachers about how your child’s learning and progress can be supported in school and at home all year long.

What is the ELPAC?

Parent Guides to Understanding are available in nine separate languages.

Understanding the ELPAC Reports and Areas

The ELPAC test is used to measure how well students in kindergarten through twelfth grade understand English when it is not their primary language.

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Check out the Test Questions

Enter your child’s test, grade, and area to get descriptions of the skills and sample test questions in each area.

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    Check out the test in action

    Visit the ELPAC Practice Test to try out additional sample test questions.

    Take a Practice Test
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    ELPAC is a System of Tests for All Students

    The ELPAC System has resources for students who need them, including those with disabilities and those learning English. Learn more about these resources.

    Learn About Accessibility
  • How does my child’s performance compare?

    View results at the school, district, and state level on the Test Results for California’s Assessments website.

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Additional Free Resources Available to Support Your Child's Learning

Use these resources to have a meaningful conversation with your child’s teacher and to find resources to support your child’s learning at home.

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    Supporting your English Learner Child

    Review this resource for more information on ways to support your English learner.

  • Supporting your Child’s Learning

    Review these steps you can take to further support your child’s learning and development outside of the classroom.

  • Partners in Learning

    This resource provides information for families as they work as partners to support their child at school. Review this list to help guide conversations with your child’s teachers to further support your child.

  • Guide to Parent Teacher Conferences

    This worksheet can guide you through a discussion with your child’s teacher about how well your child is meeting grade-level expectations and progressing in their learning.

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    Be a Learning Hero!

    Visit the Learning Heroes website to find resources and tools—such as Readiness Roadmaps, Readiness Checks, and a Parent-Teacher Planning Tool—to help your child thrive in school.

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    ELPAC FAQ page

    Have some questions? Check out our FAQ page for more information!