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Program Description

Note: We have begun to accept early applications for the 2023 scoring session. California Educators interested in scoring should apply. Qualified applicants should expect to receive communication from our onboarding team in the first quarter of 2023 when we begin the hiring process. 

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the current required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. 

The ELPAC test will be comprised of two separate ELP assessments:

  • Initial identification of students as English learners.
  • An annual summative assessment to measure a students progress in learning English and to identify the student's ELP level.


Experience and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. (Both Non-Educators and CA Educators).
  • California Educators with a current California teaching credential or employment verification from a California school is needed. (CA Educators Only)
  • Teachers currently teaching English are preferred.
  • Scoring experience preferred.
  • Graduate students and substitute teachers encouraged to apply.
  • Retired California educators with a California teaching credential who are not current classroom teachers (must be living in the state of CA). (CA Educators Only)
  • Must be a resident of the State of California (CA Educators Only).
  • Applicants, please be advised that for our ELPAC program: You must use a Windows PC running the most recent versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.


Scoring Session Information

Scoring will take place from mid-February 2023 through mid-December 2023.

Raters will receive training and certification. Raters who successfully pass the ETS certification exam will be eligible to score, with the understanding that scoring schedules will be based upon test-taker volume. 

ETS reserves the right to withdraw an invitation prior to the scheduled scoring session based upon business needs.

Non- California Educators: Pay rate is $13.00 per hour for performing operational scoring and $11.05 per hour for certification and training.

California Educators: Pay rate is $20.00 per hour for California Educators performing operational scoring and $11.05 per hour for certification and training.

***Must attach California teaching credential or employment verification letter from a California school to receive the California Educators pay rate***


 Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Be able to score from secure home or office locations and have the necessary Internet-based scoring equipment. For security reasons, Raters cannot use shared office computers or work in public areas where information may be accidentally viewed, i.e. airport terminal, hotel lobby, Internet cafe, etc.  
  • Provide their own computer and ensure that all hardware and software is in good working order.  
  • Meet agreed-upon commitments to the scoring schedule and devote their full attention to the scoring process during the entirety of each scoring session. 
  • Work with an assigned Scoring Leader (SL) and Content Scoring Leader (CSL) in a manner that promotes teamwork and cohesiveness (i.e. attitude, initiative, flexibility, openness).


Hardware and Software Requirements: 

The following minimum computer requirements are necessary in order to use the ETS ONE® System: 

*Due to compatibility issues, a Mac computer and Safari web browser are not allowed. 

  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.0, Windows 10.
  • Browsers: Windows (Firefox 46.0 or higher, Chrome 48.0 or higher). Edge browser and Internet Explorer cannot be used.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Cookies must be enabled.
  • Pop-up blocker must be disabled.
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2 or higher must be installed.
  • Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher must be installed.
  • Adobe Reader add-on/plug-in must be enabled in the browser.
  • Screen Resolution: The ONE application is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1400 x 1050 or higher. The minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768. At this resolution, the user may need to scroll to view the entire page.
  • Internet speed of 2mbps.
  • A phone line that can make and receive calls while you are connected to the internet.
  • Call waiting or voicemail.
  • Speaking Raters must have headphones and use them when listening to audio responses.


EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities. 

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. 

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.

A Recruitment team member will contact individuals having problems with accessibility or requesting accommodations within 2 business days to provide assistance and/or the information being sought.


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