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:   CELDT Office | CELDT@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784

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