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CELDT and Title III Accountability August Notes

August 2010 edition of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and Title III Accountability Program notes.
New CELDT Guidelines for the Calculation of Overall Performance Score and Modifications to the Definition of English Proficiency for Kindergarten and Grade One (K–1) Students

On July 15, 2010, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved a modification to the calculation of the overall performance score for K–1 students. Beginning with the 2010–11 Edition, the overall performance score for K–1 students will be calculated with the following weights:

In addition, the SBE approved a modification to the definition of the English proficient level (i.e., CELDT criterion) for K–1 students. The modified definition requires the following:

For K–1, the domain scores for reading and writing are not required to be at the Intermediate level.

Updated scale scores are posted on the California Department of Education (CDE), CELDT Initial/Annual Scale Score Ranges Web page.

Upcoming CELDT Live! Online Presentations

Educational Data Systems (EDS), the CELDT contractor, conducts CELDT Live! presentations for CELDT district coordinators. These Web-based presentations provide important information and updates on practical topics related to the administration of the CELDT.

Upcoming presentations include:

Additional information and past CELDT Live! presentations are archived on the EDS CELDT Web site. External link opens in new window or tab.

Scoring Training of Trainers (STOT) Workshops

The Sacramento County Office of Education will conduct the last two test administration training workshops for the 2010–11 Edition on August 24, 2010 in Costa Mesa and on August 31, 2010 in Sacramento. Information about registering for these workshops or additional local/regional trainings is available on the EDS CELDT Web site. External link opens in new window or tab.

Posting of the 2009–10 Title III Accountability Reports and Information Guide

The Title III 2009–10 accountability reports, including information on annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) 1, 2, and 3, will be posted on September 9, 2010.

The Title III 2009–10 Accountability Report Information Guide will be posted in September, 2010.

The above reports will be available on the CDE Title III Accountability Web page.

Save-the-Date! Assessment and Accountability Information Meetings

Next month, the CDE will host two one-day meetings for local educational agency (LEA) staff to provide the latest information about California’s assessment, accountability, and data management systems. The first meeting will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on September 21, and the second meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Ontario on September 28. In response to requests from past attendees, the meeting on September 28, 2010, will also be offered as a live (and archived) Webcast. Each meeting is scheduled 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This month, further information, including instructions for registering, will be sent to LEA testing liaisons and any other attendees from last year. Any other individuals interested in receiving this information should e-mail a request to ap@sjcoe.net with the subject line “North/South.”

Questions:   CELDT/CHSPE/GED/Title III Office | celdt@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784
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