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Parent Guide to the ELPAC - Remote Administration

Parent/Guardian ELPAC Notification- English

Parent/Guardian ELPAC Notification- Chinese

Parent/Guardian ELPAC Notification- Spanish

There are a lot of changes this year including how we are assessing our students.

The California Department of Education has developed a website for parents and guardians that provides important information on remote testing:

How to Take an Assessment at Home

Downloading a Secure Browser

The secure browser is a program on a student’s device—for example, a desktop PC, laptop, or tablet—that will allow a student to take CAASPP and ELPAC tests. If a student doesn’t have access to a school or district-owned device with the Secure Browser already installed, the secure browser will need to be installed on a personal device to allow for testing at home. When the secure browser is running, it is the only program allowed to be open during testing. The secure browser does not access any personal information on the computer and can be uninstalled once the student has completed testing.

Select the type of device (either Windows, Mac, or iPad) from the list in the sidebar to download the secure browser and the instructions on installing the program.

Currently, taking tests remotely with the secure browser will only work on Windows and Mac computers. If you have questions about installing the secure browser for your device, contact your child’s school for support.

Videos and Quick Reference Guides

Taking A Remote Test—English and Spanish

Download the Secure Browser—English Resources

Download the Secure Browser—Spanish Resources

Questions and Answers for Parents

Find all of the information an more on the Spring Administration Information for Parents/Guardians page. 


Other Important Information and Resources

K-2 Answer sheet for the ELPAC writing Assessment

ELPAC Parent Workshop- Presentation on 1/25/2021

Slides: