The ELPAC has replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The ELPAC CELDT is the current required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.
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) had transitioned from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It will be comprised of two separate 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.