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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. To designate 2016–17 Edition CELDT District Coordinator, log on to the CELDT District Portal and select the Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator Authorization Request 2016–17 Edition link near the top of the page. New districts must contact the CELDT Customer Support Center to obtain a form. [Posted 03/08/16]
  • 2016–17 Edition Initial Order Test Materials. Initial Order test material shipments will arrive only if your district’s 2016–17 CELDT District Coordinator was authorized by Friday, April 1, 2016. The delivery window for Initial Order test materials is Friday, May 20 through Wednesday, June 15, 2016. [Posted 06/07/16]
  • 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 is now open through Friday, September 16, 2016. Review the Pre-ID Services Webpage 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]
  • 2016–17 Edition CELDT Scoring Training of Trainers (STOT) Workshops. STOT workshop registration will open on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.Registration priority for the 2016–17 STOT workshops will be given to CELDT district trainers who have never attended a STOT workshop. CELDT district trainers who have previously attended a STOT workshop must fulfill the 2016–17 training requirement by either completing the online training presentations and quizzes in the Moodle Training Site or attending a regional workshop. The dates and locations for the statewide and regional 2016 STOT workshops are posted on the Workshop Locations Web page. [Posted 12/15/15]
  • 2015–16 Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator Online Form. To change the current 2015–16 Edition CELDT District Coordinator or update the contact information, including the district’s shipping and billing address used through June 30, 2016, submit a Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator Authorization Request 2015–16 Edition(SDF) online by logging on to the secure district portal. [Posted 03/08/16]
  • 2015–16 Edition Secure Materials Destruction. The Secure Materials Destruction Window is open Monday, May 23 through Friday, July 22, 2016. View the Secure Materials Destruction Instructions document on the Document Archive Web page for more information about secure destruction options and instructions on how to indicate the method your district has chosen. [Posted 05/09/16]
  • 2015–16 Edition Request a Pickup of Scorable Materials. The last day to request a 2015–16 Edition scorable materials pickup online is Tuesday, July 5, 2016. If this deadline is missed, districts may ship materials “on-your-own”, and they must arrive at Educational Data Systems no later than Friday, July 8, 2016. [Posted 06/07/16]
  • 2015–16 Edition Pre-Identification Extended Window. Pre-Identification (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 11/02/15]
  • 2015–16 Edition Additional Orders. The 2015–16 Edition Additional Order Window closes on Friday, June 17, 2016. An additional order may be placed through the secure District Portal once each month. [Posted 05/09/16]
  • 2015–16 Edition Annual Assessment (AA) Window Summary Reports. As a reminder, due to the CALPADS merge process and the later Data Review Module Window, the AA Window Summary Reports will not be shipped to districts until later this summer. [Posted 05/09/16]
  • 2015–16 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 this Web page. [Posted 07/01/15]
  • 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 deadlines for the close of the Annual Assessment or Initial Assessment windows are not met (October and June administration months). If the deadline for placing a Request for Pickup for October and/or June is missed, District Coordinators may ship test materials using a traceable carrier at the district’s expense. See the 2015–16 Edition District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual Retrieval Schedule for additional information and deadlines that must be met for processing. [Posted 11/04/15]