Adrienne, Linda and I have worked the past two weeks at various schools.We ended our week at Hagginwood Elementary.When I took the tests back to the office at the end of the day (to be locked up in a secure place!), three boys were telling the office receptionist about the problem one of them had. In the background a couple of office staff were doing their best to stifle laughter. The receptionist took the tests from me and asked, “How am I going to tell his mother that he has poop in his pocket?”
ELPAC – English Language Proficiency Assessment for California – is the new test given to all students whose first language is not English. The previous test (CELDT) was given at the beginning of the school year but the ELPAC testing window is Feb-May. Twin Rivers Unified School District started on the first possible day of testing. We received two half-days of training in January. We are testing all TK, Kindergarten, and first graders one-on-one. The test takes about an hour so each of us can only get 4-5 tests done each day. I am working on the best team – with Adrienne and Linda.