ELPAC Accessibility

Types of Accessibility Resources

There are three types of resources for general state tests (CAASPP & ELPAC): 

1. Universal Tools: Available to all students 

2. Designated Supports: Available to all students for whom a need has been determined

3. Accommodations: Available to students with an active individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan and who have a documented need


                                                                      NEW RESOURCE FOR FINDING OUT ABOUT SUPPORTS!! 

Guide to accessibility supports for students

ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES PLANNING TOOL - This is a great one stop page to view all supports and where they may be applied in terms of student need. There are links to other resources for additional information. 

English Learners with IEPs

There are 3 Ways for EL Students with IEPs to Take the ELPAC:

1. Standard Testing

  • Students may take the ELPAC in the standard format. Universal Tools may be used if the student selects them. See Matrix above for details on Universal Tools.

2. Designated Supports and/or Accommodations

  • Students may take the ELPAC with any of these supports provided the IEP team has determined they are appropriate, and they are specified in the student's IEP (SEIS). See the Matrix above for details on Designated Supports and Accommodations. These accessibility resources for students with IEPs must be selected in the SEIS dropdown menus in the Statewide Assessments section, keeping in mind the menu has separate boxes for Initial ELPAC and Summative.  
  • Check Supports Assigned in TOMS for Summative ELPAC via this Illuminate report. 

3. Alternate Summative ELPAC Test (Rare) Three alpacas to illustrate Initial, summative and Alternate ELPAC

  • Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities may take an alternate assessment if specified in their active IEP. The Decision Confirmation Worksheet  (NEW!) from the state should be used to  to support an IEP team's evaluation of the need for an alternate ELPAC test. IEP Team guidance is also available at the state website.

*Note: Students may not be exempted from ELPAC


Additional Resources & Links

How to get Illuminate Access for Case Managers or Others Working With Students Across a Site

Two Options:


This page was last updated on September 27, 2023