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"Federal law (Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA]) and state law (Education Code [EC]sections 313 and 60810 through 60812) require a statewide English language proficiency test that local educational agencies (LEAs) must administer to students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose primary language is not English and to students previously identified as English learners (ELs) who have not been reclassified as fluent English proficient (RFEP). California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 10510, defines the test as the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).

The CELDT was developed to:
Identify students with limited English proficiency.
Determine the level of English language proficiency of those students.
Assess the progress of limited English-proficient students in acquiring the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English." (California Department of Education, 2015).

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