California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)
July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (Initial Assessment only)
California English Language Development Test
Federal law (Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA]) and State law (Education Code [EC] sections 313 and 60810 through 60812) requires that a statewide English language proficiency test be administered to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade whose primary language is not English, and to students previously identified as English Learners (ELs) who have not been reclassified as fluent English proficient (RFEP). The test used in California to identify a student’s level of English language proficiency is called the California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
The CELDT is aligned to the California Department of Education’s English Language Development (ELD) Standards and it's utilized to determine a student’s level of academic English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The district is required to administer this language assessment to new students enrolling in the district for the first time. The test is administered within the first 30 days of the student’s enrollment.
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It will be comprised of two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP.
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