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CELDT Initial/Annual Scale Score Ranges*

Scale Score Ranges for the California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

* Kindergarten and grade one Reading, Writing, and Overall scale score ranges were adjusted in December 2013 and are to be applied beginning with the 2013-14 academic year. Previous years' scale score ranges are available in the CELDT Technical Reports (Appendix H).

Kindergarten Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
220 - 361
140 - 352
220 - 231
220 - 254
220 - 296
184 - 345
Early Intm
362 - 408
353 - 404
232 - 299

255 - 326

297 - 353
346 - 396
Intermediate
409 - 454
405 - 456
300 - 379
327 - 382
354 - 416
397 - 447
Early Adv
455 - 501
457 - 508
380 - 467
383 - 429
417 - 484
448 - 498
Advanced
502 - 570
509 - 630
468 - 570
430 - 600
485 - 570
499 - 598

Grade 1 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
220 - 361
140 - 352
 220 - 356
220 - 371
220 - 358
184 - 357
Early Intm
362 - 408
353 - 404
 357 - 392

372 - 405

359 - 400
358 - 405
Intermediate
409 - 454
405 - 456
 393 - 467
406 - 443
401 - 460
406 - 455
Early Adv
455 - 501
457 - 508
468 - 569
444 - 517
461 - 535
456 - 508
Advanced
502 - 570
509 - 630
 570 - 570
518 - 600
536 - 570
509 - 598

Grade 2 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
220 - 374
140 - 369
280 - 420
220 - 422
250 - 397
215 - 396
Early Intm
375 - 425
370 - 419
421 - 472

423 - 468

398 - 448
397 - 446
Intermediate
426 - 475
420 - 469
473 - 523
469 - 513
449 - 499
447 - 495
Early Adv
476 - 526
470 - 519
524 - 553
514 - 559
500 - 539
496 - 539
Advanced
527 - 570
520 - 630
554 - 650
560 - 690
540 - 610
540 - 635

Grade 3 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
220 - 388
200 - 387
280 - 447
220 - 436
250 - 417
230 - 414
Early Intm
389 - 442
388 - 435
448 - 481

437 - 478

418 - 461
415 - 459
Intermediate
443 - 497
436 - 481
482 - 541
479 - 536
462 - 519
460 - 513
Early Adv
498 - 551
482 - 531
542 - 576
537 - 569
520 - 563
514 - 556
Advanced
552 - 640
532 - 720
577 - 700
570 - 740
564 - 670
557 - 700

Grade 4 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
220 - 401
200 - 404
280 - 473
220 - 450
250 - 437
230 - 432
Early Intm
402 - 460
405 - 450
474 - 490

451 - 488

438 - 475
433 - 472
Intermediate
461 - 518
451 - 496
491 - 559
489 - 549
476 - 538
473 - 530
Early Adv
519 - 577
497 - 542
560 - 599
550 - 579
539 - 588
531 - 574
Advanced
578 - 640
543 - 720
600 - 700
580 - 740
589 - 670
575 - 700

Grade 5 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
220 - 410
200 - 410
280 - 477
220 - 454
250 - 443
230 - 437
Early Intm
411 - 472
411 - 458
478 - 503

455 - 496

444 - 487
438 - 482
Intermediate
473 - 536
459 - 506
504 - 563
497 - 550
488 - 549
483 - 538
Early Adv
537 - 600
507 - 555
564 - 603
551 - 586
550 - 601
539 - 586
Advanced
601 - 640
556 - 720
604 - 700
587 - 740
602 - 670
587 - 700

Grade 6 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 412
225 - 416
320 - 480
220 - 457
275 - 446
248 - 441
Early Intm
413 - 483
417 - 466
481 - 515

458 - 501

447 - 499
442 - 491
Intermediate
484 - 569
467 - 517
516 - 567
502 - 552
500 - 568
492 - 551
Early Adv
570 - 637
518 - 567
568 - 608
553 - 592
569 - 622
552 - 601
Advanced
638 - 715
568 - 720
609 - 750
593 - 780
623 - 732
602 - 741

Grade 7 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 417
225 - 422
320 - 484
220 - 461
275 - 450
248 - 446
Early Intm
418 - 494
423 - 475
485 - 528

462 - 507

451 - 511
447 - 501
Intermediate
495 - 571
476 - 527
529 - 571
508 - 553
512 - 571
502 - 555
Early Adv
572 - 648
528 - 580
572 - 612
554 - 599
572 - 630
556 - 609
Advanced
649 - 715
581 - 720
613 - 750
600 - 780
631 - 732
610 - 741

Grade 8 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 426
225 - 422
320 - 496
220 - 464
275 - 461
248 - 452
Early Intm
427 - 507
423 - 479
497 - 542

465 - 510

462 - 524
453 - 509
Intermediate
508 - 594
480 - 538
543 - 587
511 - 556
525 - 590
510 - 568
Early Adv
595 - 669
539 - 594
588 - 626
557 - 601
591 - 647
569 - 622
Advanced
670 - 715
595 - 720
627 - 750
602 - 780
648 - 732
623 - 741

Grade 9 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 435
235 - 422
320 - 508
220 - 466
275 - 471
251 - 457
Early Intm
436 - 518
423 - 484
509 - 556

467 - 513

472 - 537
458 - 517
Intermediate
519 - 605
485 - 546
557 - 604
514 - 559
538 - 604
518 - 578
Early Adv
606 - 690
547 - 609
605 - 647
560 - 605
605 - 668
579 - 637
Advanced
691 - 725
610 - 740
648 - 770
606 - 810
669 - 747
638 - 761

Grade 10 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 444
235 - 422
320 - 520
220 - 469
275 - 482
251 - 463
Early Intm
445 - 533
423 - 489
521 - 570

470 - 516

483 - 551
464 - 527
Intermediate
534 - 622
490 - 556
571 - 620
517 - 562
552 - 621
528 - 590
Early Adv
623 - 711
557 - 623
621 - 664
563 - 609
622 - 687
591 - 651
Advanced
712 - 725
624 - 740
665 - 770
610 - 810
688 - 747
652 - 761

Grade 11 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 444
235 - 422
320 - 520
220 - 469
275 - 482
251 - 463
Early Intm
445 - 533
423 - 489
521 - 570

470 - 516

483 - 551
464 - 527
Intermediate
534 - 622
490 - 556
571 - 620
517 - 562
552 - 621
528 - 590
Early Adv
623 - 711
557 - 623
621 - 664
563 - 609
622 - 687
591 - 651
Advanced
712 - 725
624 - 740
665 - 770
610 - 810
688 - 747
652 - 761

Grade 12 Listening Speaking Reading Writing Comprehension Overall
Beginning
230 - 444
235 - 422
320 - 520
220 - 469
275 - 482
251 - 463
Early Intm
445 - 533
423 - 489
521 - 570

470 - 516

483 - 551
464 - 527
Intermediate
534 - 622
490 - 556
571 - 620
517 - 562
552 - 621
528 - 590
Early Adv
623 - 711
557 - 623
621 - 664
563 - 609
622 - 687
591 - 651
Advanced
712 - 725
624 - 740
665 - 770
610 - 810
688 - 747
652 - 761
Questions:   English Language Proficiency and Spanish Assessments Office | celdt@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 9, 2018
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