Starting Smarter

Free Education Resources for Parents in California

No one knows your child or their needs more than you. With Starting Smarter, you now have access to information about your child’s education that goes beyond just grades. You can use our test score reports to see the areas your child is excelling and where they can improve. All of this can begin a conversation with your child’s teacher about offering better learning support at home and all year long.


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.

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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Performance Areas in this score report

Performance Areas in this score report

  • ELPAC is 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.

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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.

  • How Will Your Child Learn English?

    Learn more about the California English Language Development (CA ELD) Standards from this handy brochure.
  • 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 to discuss progress in the classroom and how your child can be better supported at home and school.

  • Check out the test in action

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