Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment is the CELDT.

The CELDT allows schools to identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to “What is the purpose of the CELDT?” and “Who must take the CELDT?” and other frequently asked questions, please visit the CELDT FAQ Web page.

Released Test Questions

CELDT sample questions (i.e., released test questions)

  • Released Test Questions (PDF)

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

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CELDT Glossary

The CELDT Glossary provides terms and acronyms commonly used to describe the administration of the CELDT.