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Testing & Test Results:CELDT



What is CELDT?

The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) is given as an initial assessment to newly enrolled students whose primary language is not English and as an annual assessment to English learners enrolled in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve in California public schools.

The CELDT has three purposes:

  1. To identify students who are limited English proficient
  2. To determine the level of English language proficiency of students who are limited English proficient
  3. To assess the progress of limited English proficient students in acquiring the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English

CELDT Frequently Asked Questions

For more CELDT information or if you have questions, please feel free to contact the EUSD Language Assessment Center at 760-432-2485 or email Cruz Wessling at

CELDT Videos

These three short videos provide basic CELDT information to parents and students. To watch these videos in English and Spanish, click on the links below.

Released Test Questions

CELDT sample questions that cover the four domains assessed by the CELDT: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

CELDT Glossary

CELDT Results


For more information, please contact Data and Assessment.