The purposes of the STOT Workshops for the 2013–14 Edition of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) are to train participants to:
Important: All Test Examiners must receive training to administer the current edition of the CELDT each year.
There will be a total of 17 workshops for the 2013–14 Edition. View the STOT Workshops Locations page for city and date of each workshop.
Participants will learn about administering and scoring the 2013–14 Edition CELDT. New this year will be:
Each CELDT District Coordinator (or a designee) must attend one of the state-sponsored STOT workshops or choose to attend a local or regional training. CELDT District Coordinators that choose the second option must complete a Register to Attend form for each attendee separately, confirming who will attend a local or regional training.
Only the CELDT District Coordinator can register participants for STOT trainings and only for the number of seats allocated to the district. The number of seats is provided to the CELDT District Coordinator in the allocation e-mail and on the STOT registration page. Registration is available online only via the secure District Portal (logon required) of the CELDT Web site. Participants must be registered and receive a registration confirmation e-mail in order to gain entrance to a workshop. Drop-ins may be turned away due to capacity limitations.
Immediately after submitting registrations on behalf of all attendees, a Request to Attend confirmation page will appear confirming receipt. Within five working days, confirmation of registration status will be e-mailed to each registrant at the e-mail address provided in the Request to Attend form. Approximately one week before the workshop, a reminder e-mail will be sent to each confirmed participant.
Registration for each workshop will close when the workshop is full, or seven working days prior to the workshop, so please register early. CELDT District Coordinators may submit a Request to Attend form for additional participants beyond the number allocated to the district, and these staff members will be placed on a waiting list. Staff placed on the waiting list will receive an e-mail confirmation and will be notified seven days prior to the workshop if a seat is available.
Check-in for each workshop will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants must stay for the entire training to become certified and receive materials needed to train others. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Staff that attend a STOT workshop and plan to facilitate a local or regional workshop, open to surrounding districts and independent charter schools, may post the workshop dates on the CELDT Web site. Workshop hosts must first attend a STOT workshop to become certified. Training materials will be available from the Sacramento County Office of Education for a small fee (to cover the cost of duplication and shipping). To post a workshop to the 2013–14 Local/Regional Trainings List Web page, please contact the CELDT Customer Support Center by phone at 866-850-1039 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.