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Language Assessment- California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

The State of California mandates that all students who are identified as “English Learners” (students who speak another language and have limited proficiency in English) must take a test called the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The test is given to students when they first enter a California public school to identify them as English Learners and properly place them in classes with an EL authorized teacher. The CELDT must also be given to all English Learners every year to monitor their progress in learning English and to help evaluate the programs they receive. English Learners will take the test annually until they are reclassified as English Proficient.  The test has four parts: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.