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Physical Fitness Test (PFT)


The purpose of the Initial ELPAC is to identify students as being either an English learner or fluent English proficient. It is administered only once during a student’s initial enrollment in a California public school. The Initial ELPAC is scored locally and the results are considered the official score.


The Initial ELPAC is administered to students in kindergarten through grade twelve who have a language other than English on the home language survey. A domain exemption may be used if an English learner has a disability that precludes assessment of the student in one or more domains of the English language proficiency assessment such that there are no appropriate accommodations for the affected domain(s). This use of a domain exemption(s) must be identified in the student’s individualized educational program (IEP) or Section 504 plan. For a student to be assigned an Overall score, the student will need to be assessed with the ELPAC in at least one domain for both the Oral and Written Language composites.

Testing Window

See Elementary Assessment Calendar

See Secondary Assessment Calendar


Visit the California Department of Education’s Initial ELPAC web page for more information about the Initial ELPAC.