• California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
     
    CELDT testing is required California state testing for English language proficiency that must be given to students in grades K-12 whose primary language is something other than English.  The CELDT has three purposes:
    • To identify students who are limited English proficient;
    • To determine the level of English language proficiency of students who are limited English proficient;
    • To assess the progress of limited English proficient students in acquiring the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. 
    Students fall into two categories:
    • Annual Assessment: Students who have previously taken the CELDT and were identified as English learners (ELs) must be tested annually until they are reclassified as fluent English proficient based on the guidelines for reclassification established by the State Board of Education (Education Code Section 313[f]).
    • Initial Assessment:  All students whose primary language is not English, based on a home language survey, and who have not previously taken the CELDT, must be given an initial assessment within 30 days from the date of first enrollment.
      The CELDT testing window is as follows:
     

    Annual Assessment of Current English Learners

    July 1 – October 31

    Initial Assessment of New Students

    Within 30 days of enrollment

     
     
     For more information about the CELDT program click here.