English Language Services
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.
Please reference the pamphlet Guide to Test Reports for more information about your student(s) CELDT test results.
New for 2017-2018:
The English Language Proficiency assessment for California (ELPAC) replaces the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards and is comprised of two assessments: 1) An initial assessment used to identify students as English learners and 2) An annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English their English language proficiency level. The ELPAC will be field tested by a few schools in 2017 and go operational in 2018.