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Chapter 11. Special Programs Subchapter 7.5. California English Language Development Test Article 2. Administration Initial and Annual Assessments.   

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(a) Initial assessments shall be administered as follows:

(1) Any pupil whose primary language is other than English as determined by the home language survey and who has not previously been identified as an English learner by a California public school or for whom there is no record of results from an administration of an English language proficiency test, shall be assessed for English language proficiency with the test within 30 calendar days after the date of first enrollment in a California public school, or within 60 calendar days before the date of first enrollment, but not before July 1 of that school year.

(b) Annual assessments shall be administered as follows:

The English language proficiency of all currently enrolled English learners shall be assessed by administering the test during the annual assessment window.

(c) Both Initial and Annual assessments shall be administered in accordance with the test contractor's directions, except as provided for in Sections 11516, 11516.5, and 11516.6.

(d) For both Initial and Annual assessments, the school district is responsible for the cost of excessive materials ordered by the school district. In no event shall the cost to the school district for replacement or excessive materials exceed the amount per test booklet and accompanying material that is paid to the test contractor by the California Department of Education as part of the contract with the test contractor for the current year.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031


Education Code 306(a)

Education Code 313

Education Code 37200

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 23.)