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English Language Testing

English Language Testing


Hello EL Parents and Guardians,


If your child is in the EL Program at DBHS, they are scheduled to take the ELPAC exam on the following dates based on their grade level:


  • 9th grade: Tuesday, February 5 at 8:30 a.m.

  • 10th grade: Wednesday, February 6 at 9:15 a.m. (Late Start)

  • 11th grade: Thursday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m.

  • 12th grade: Friday, February 8 at 8:30 a.m. 


The ELPAC exam is a test that will measure your child’s progress in learning the English language. The ELPAC will test their abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will also take the district writing assessment during this testing period.


Please carefully read the directions below and review it with your child as it will provide important information about their ELPAC test. A copy of this notification letter has also been sent to your child’s school email:

  • Report to the testing location, the Golden Horseshoe in room #905 (the old band room) on the day of your test. DO NOT go to your period one class.

  • Bring your student ID card.

  • Chromebooks and headphones will be provided for you at the testing center.

  • The test will take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. When you finish with your test, you will be excused to go back to your class based on your schedule.

  • Bring your backpacks and personal belongings with you for later in the school day. You may not use a cell phone or any notes/materials from your classes during the ELPAC test.


This test is important because it is one of the criteria used to determine your child’s readiness to reclassify as an English Learner. Please make sure they get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast.


They may prepare for the ELPAC by taking some of the online practice tests. Click on this LINK!


If you have any questions about the ELPAC, please email Mrs. Cho ([email protected]). We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks for the ELPAC! Good luck!



Mrs. Cho

EL Coordinator & English/ELD Teacher

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