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California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The California Department of Education (CDE), through this Request for Proposals (RFP), invites submission for the ongoing development, administration, scoring, reporting, and analysis of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is a criterion-referenced test aligned to the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted English Language Development (ELD) Standards that assess the English language proficiency of pupils whose primary language is a language other than English.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The bidder must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California. If required by law, any business entity required to be registerd with the Secretary of State, must submit a current Certificate of Good Standing issued by the California Secretary of State.
Other Eligibility Considerations The bidders must have at least 36 months of recent experience in the development, administration, scoring, reporting, and analysis of results of large-scale assessments.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code Section 60810 et seq. and Budget Act Item 6110-113-0001, Schedule 3, and 6110-113-0890, Schedule 4.
Source / Type State, Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8290
Total Available $34,105,000
Recipient Amount Varies per fiscal year
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Contract funding is contingent upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act. The estimated maximum amount available for each fiscal year is: FY 2011-12 = $1,800,000; FY 2012-13 = $10,015,000; FY 2013-14 = $10,720,000; FY 2014-15 = $10,720,000; and FY 2015-16 = $850,000.

Important Dates

Date Application Available July 19, 2011
Due Date August 31, 2011
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application 2012 CELDT Contract RFP  []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Gaye Lauritzen, 916-319-0231,
Fiscal Kerri Wong, 916-319-0333,
Division Assessment Development & Administration Division, 916-319-0784 (phone), 916-319-0967 (fax)
Last Modified: May 30, 2013
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