State law requires school districts to assess the English language development of all English Learners (ELs) and of new enrollees in California public schools who may be ELs in order to determine each student‘s level of English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The CELDT must be administered to new enrollees in the District with a home language other than English, unless they have been assessed at another California Public School. Students who have previously been identified as being English Learners must also be administered the CELDT annually to determine annual English language development progress until the EL student has been reclassified.
The CELDT is administered to students who are already identified as English Learners in the fall semester between July 1 and October 31. For new enrollees who have a home language other than English, the CELDT must be administered within 30 days of enrollment in a California public school.
To find more information about the CELDT, please contact your child‘s counselor.Additional information is posted on the internet at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/el/