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California English Language Development Test

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December 2005
To Whom It May Concern:

CTB is interested in getting a group of experts together on February 13-16 for a Standard
Setting to help determine appropriate cut points for the California English Language
Development Test (CELDT). The current CELDT proficiency level standards were
created in the spring of 2001. The new study is motivated in part by major changes in
policy, specifically the new assessment and accountability requirements for English
learners that are contained in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Additionally, there have been significant improvements in the design of the CELDT since

The four day meeting will be held in Sacramento, California. CTB will handle all
expenses for hotel, travel, and meals. You will be required to travel on Sunday, February
12 and return Thursday, February 16th.
Please also let us know if there are other qualified individuals you would like to refer
within the ELL/ESL Department. We would prefer educators with Language Acquisition
and/or Linguistic background. Qualifications: Knowledgeable about English Language

If you are interested and available, please complete the attached form no later than
January 13, 2006. Additional forms can be found on the CTB website at


Thank you,
Hilary Silver

— Hilary Silver
CTB McGraw Hill


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