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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

  • 2015–16 Edition Superintendent’s Designation Form. The window to submit a 2015–16 Edition Superintendent’s Designation of CELDT District Coordinator is now open. In order to receive the 2015–16 Edition Initial Order test materials shipment, submit an authorization request no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Passwords will be reset and sent on July 1, 2015 to the coordinator designated for the 2015–16 Edition. [Posted 03/10/15]
  • 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 the CELDT Web Site. [Posted 07/01/15]
  • 2015–16 Edition Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) Regular Window. The Pre-ID Regular Window is now open through Friday, September 18, 2015. Review the Pre-ID Services Webpage for information about purchasing labels, file submission requirements, anddownloading the Pre-ID User Guide andPre-ID Data File Layout. [Posted 06/08/15]
  • 2015–16 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 Tuesday, May 19 through Monday, August 10, 2015. [Posted 05/05/15]
  • 2015–16 Edition Initial Ordering Window. The 2015–16 Edition Initial Ordering Window will open Friday, March 20, 2015 and close Friday, April 10, 2015. All districts must submit an Initial Order to receive test materials during the Initial Order test materials shipment window this spring (May through June, 2015). If an order is not submitted during the Initial Ordering Window, the next opportunity to place an Initial Order will be July 1, 2015. [Posted 03/13/15]
  • 2015–16 Edition Scoring Training of Trainers (STOT) Workshops. Registration for STOT statewide workshops is now open. Dates and locations are posted on the Workshop Locations Web page. Registration priority for the 2015–16 STOT workshops will be given to CELDT district trainers who have never attended a STOT workshop. To register for a workshop, log on to the District Portal and select the STOT link. [Posted 02/26/15]
  • 2014–15 Edition Request a Pickup of Scorable Materials. The last day to request a 2014–15 Edition scorable pickup online is Wednesday, July 1, 2015. If this deadline is missed, districts may ship materials “on-your-own”, and they must arrive at Educational Data Systems no later than Tuesday, July 7, 2015. [Posted 06/23/15]
  • 2014–15 Edition Secure Materials Destruction. The Secure Materials Destruction Window is open Thursday, May 21 through Thursday, July 30, 2015. View the Secure Materials Destructions 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 05/13/15]
  • 2014–15 Edition Annual Assessment (AA) Window Summary Reports. 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 05/08/15]
  • 2014–15 Edition 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. [Posted 11/04/14]
  • Secure District Portal Passwords. Passwords to the secure District Portal were reset and sent on July 1, 2015. An e-mail with the district’s username and a separate e-mail with the password were sent to the designated CELDT District Coordinator. To have the e-mails resent, contact the CELDT Customer Support Center. [Posted 07/01/15]
  • 2015–16 Edition Request a Pickup. The first day to schedule a pickup of 2015–16 Edition scorable test materials is Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Access the secure District Portal and select the Request a Pickup link to request a pickup of scorable materials. [Posted 07/01/15]
  • 2015–16 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 07/01/15]