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The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Web site is an informational hub for CELDT District and Site Coordinators for all things related to the administration and implementation of the CELDT. Please check back often, as this Web site will be updated regularly to reflect current test administration activities.

Updates and Reminders

  • 2016–17 Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator. New districts must contact the CELDT Customer Support Center to obtain a Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator Authorization Request 2016–17 Edition (SDF) form. If your CELDT District Coordinator is changing, submit an Authorization Request by logging on to the secure District Portal and selecting the link to the form at the top of the page. [Posted 08/12/16]
  • 2016–17 Edition Initial Order Test Materials. Districts that did not submit an Initial Order for testing materials in the spring can do so at this time. To place an Initial Order, access the secure District Portal and select the Order Management link. [Posted 07/01/16]
  • 2016–17 Edition Additional Ordering Window. The Additional Ordering Window is now open. Districts may place one Additional Order through the secure District Portal each month. A $45 processing fee will be charged for each subsequent order in the month. Allow 5–7 business days for processing. Report overages and shortages for these shipments within two weeks of receipt. [Posted 07/01/16]
  • 2016–17 Edition Initial Order Test Materials Overages and Shortages. Report overages, shortages, or incorrect receipt of materials for your entire district to the CELDT Customer Support Center Monday, May 23 through Monday, August 22, 2016. [Posted 05/09/16]
  • 2016–17 Edition Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) Regular Window. The Pre-ID Regular Window is now open through Friday, September 16, 2016. Review the Pre-ID Services Web page for information about purchasing labels, file submission requirements, and downloading the Pre-ID User Guide and Pre-ID Data File Layout. [Posted 06/07/16]
  • 2015–16 Edition Annual Assessment (AA) Window Summary Reports. Due to the CALPADS merge process, the AA Window Summary Reports will be shipped to districts August through September 2016.Contact the CELDT Customer Support Center if your district has not received these reports by Friday, September 9, 2016. [Posted 08/12/16]
  • 2016–17 Edition Local Scoring Tool (LST). The LST is now available. Use this calculation tool to prepare a Preliminary Local Student Score Report for students who take the CELDT as an Initial Assessment (IA). The LST is available via the Quick Links section on the CELDT Web Site. [Posted 07/01/16]
  • On-Your-Own Shipping. On-Your-Own Shipping (i.e., districts shipping scorable documents via their own carrier without using the online scorable Request a Pickup Web site) is not necessary unless the shipping deadlines for the close of the Annual Assessment or Initial Assessment windows are missed (October and June administration months). If the deadline for placing a Request for Pickup for October and/or June is missed, CELDT District Coordinators may ship test materials using a traceable carrier at the district’s expense. See the 2016–17 District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual Retrieval Schedule for additional information [Posted 08/01/16]