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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

  • 2017–18 Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator Form. New districts must contact the CELDT Customer Support Center to obtain a Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator Authorization Request 2017–18 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 08/08/17]
  • 2017–18 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 forprocessing. Report overages and shortages for these shipments within two weeks of receipt. [Posted 08/08/17]
  • 2017–18 Edition Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) Window. Pre-ID labels are available year-round. Prices and fees for files submitted during this window and information about providing a new purchase order, and the printing schedule are available on the Pre-ID Services Web page. [Posted 08/08/17]
  • 2017–18 Edition Initial Assessment (IA) Request a Pickup Web site. The Request a Pickup Web site is available only during the last five working days of each month during the 2017–18 Edition. Refer to the Retrieval Schedule in the 2017–18 Edition District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual for the specific dates the Request a Pickup Web site will be open each month. [Posted 08/08/17]
  • RETEST Request a Pickup application. If shipping scorable RETEST documents in December, make sure to access the RETEST Request a Pickup application and mark the UPS Return Service labels being used. The Request a Pickup application is open December 1 through 7, 2017. See page 9 of the CELDT RETEST District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual or contact the CELDT Customer Support Center for further instructions. [Posted 11/30/17]
  • 2016–17 Edition RETEST materials order deadline. LEAs may use leftover 2016–17 Edition materials to RETEST English learners. If additional materials are needed, LEAs may order additional 2016–17 Edition test materials through Thursday, January 11, 2018. Because the State’s new English language assessment window opens on February 1, 2018, LEAs must complete student testing with the RETEST by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. [Posted 12/06/17]
  • 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 application) is not necessary unless the shipping deadline for the close of the Initial Assessment window is not met (June 2018 administration month). See the Retrieval Schedule in the 2017–18 Edition District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual for additional information. [Posted 07/01/17]