Student Accessibility Checklist
All English Learner (EL) students, or potential EL students must be assessed on the English Language Prociency
Assessments for California (ELPAC). This checklist may be used to help teachers, Section 504 teams, and Individualized
Education Program (IEP) teams determine which resources, testing conditions, or combination thereof will allow
each student to take the test. A complete list of accessibility resources (universal tools, designated supports, and
accommodations) can be found in the California Assessment Accessibility Resources Matrix at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/
tg/ca/accessibilityresources.asp. For more information, refer to ELPAC Administration Guidance and Governing Definitions
for Student Accessibility Discussions at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ep/documents/elpacadminguide.pdf.
Can the student access and take the domain with or without using accessibility resources?
If yes, administer the ELPAC. Indicate in the boxes below which accessibility resources are needed to access each domain.
If any domain cannot be accessed
with these resources, please
consider the domain exemptions
Local educational agencies (LEAs) should document the use of
designated supports, accommodations, or unlisted resources to
determine test settings. If an unlisted resource is required, the LEA
must seek approval from the California Department of Education.
If the student has an IEP or Section 504 Plan, and cannot access a domain with the use of accessibility resources
listed above, should the student be exempted from the domain?
If yes, indicate for which domain(s) and document the exemption in the IEP or the Section 504 plan. Administer the domains
of the ELPAC which are accessible to the student. If the student does not have an IEP or Section 504 plan, please review
the accessibility resources listed above to determine which resource(s) will best allow access to the ELPAC. Administer the
ELPAC with appropriate resources.
For an Overall score to be generated, only one domain from the Oral
Language score (Listening or Speaking) and one from the Written
Language score (Reading or Writing) may be exempted.
Does the student have a signicant
cognitive disability and an IEP?
If yes, the student is eligible to be administered an alternate
assessment. If no, reevaluate the use of accessibility resources listed
above. Federal law allows this option only for students with the most
signicant cognitive disabilities who have an IEP.
*An IEP or Section 504 plan is required for the use of accommodations, unlisted resources, and domain exemptions.
California Department of Education November 2020