CELDT Fundamentals Videos

The following short videos provide basic California English Language Development Test (CELDT) information to new coordinators, trainers, and other staff. It is highly recommended that you watch these videos prior to attending a statewide or regional Scoring Training of Trainers (STOT) workshop.

Disregard references to the Annual Assessment, the Data Review Module (DRM), and Title III Accountability. These subjects are no longer applicable to the CELDT 2017–18 Edition, which is for the Initial Assessment only.

CELDT Overview

  • Purposes of the CELDT
  • Domains
  • Grade Spans
  • Scoring—Local vs. Official

Who Takes the CELDT?

  • Initial vs. Annual Assessment (AA)
  • Special Category Students
  • Obtaining Previous CELDT Scores
  • Unusual Testing Scenarios
  • Testing Outside the AA Window

CELDT Administration Basics

  • Test Materials
  • Test Examiners
  • Individual vs. Group Administration
  • Practice Items
  • Test Timing
  • Scoring and Reports of Results
  • Testing Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications

The CELDT Student Performance Level Score Report

  • Score Calculations
  • Performance Levels
  • The Overall Score
  • Additional Information on the Report