The ELLMA team is here to support you in ensuring your language learner gets the best education possible in OUSD schools, whether they are learning English or another second language. Parent engagement is critical for the success of ELL students, and we encourage you to learn as much as possible about how to support your child at home and by working with their school.
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions from families of ELL students. If you do not find the information you need on this page, please write to us and we will do our best to assist.
If you are new to OUSD, our Orientation Video will help you to understand the enrollment process and how to ensure your student is in the right classes for them. The video below is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Mam, Vietnamese, Dari and Tigrinya.
ELPAC: English Language Proficiency Assessment for California
As of February, 2018, the ELPAC is the State of California's official assessment test to measure student proficiency in English. Previously, the CELDT test was used. As with the CELDT, the scores of the ELPAC will be one of the factors considered in measuring a student's progress towards reclassification as fluent in English.
This video provides an overview of the elements of the ELPAC test and is also available in Spanish. A Parent Guide to Understanding ELPAC (PDF) is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese.