For the purposes of the test required by Education Code Section 313(a), referred to as the California English Language Development Test, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Accommodation” is any variation in the assessment environment or process that does not fundamentally alter what the test measures or affect the comparability of scores. “Accommodations” may include variations in scheduling, setting, aids, equipment, and presentation format.
(b) An “administration” means a pupil's attempt to take all sections of the California English Language Development Test, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
(c) “Alternate Assessment” is an alternate means to measure the English language proficiency of pupils with disabilities whose Individualized Education Program Team has determined that they are unable to participate in the California English Language Development Test even with accommodations, variations, or modifications.
(d) “Annual assessments” are administrations of the California English Language Development Test to enrolled pupils who are currently identified as English learners.
(e) “Annual assessment window” begins on July 1 and ends on October 31 of each school year.
(f) “Date of first enrollment” is the date on which the pupil is scheduled to be in attendance in a California public school for the first time.
(g) “Department” is the California Department of Education.
(h) “District coordinator” is an employee of the school district designated by the superintendent of the district to oversee the administration of the CELDT within the district.
(i) “Excessive materials” is the difference between the sum of the number of tests scored and 90 percent of the tests ordered by the district.
(j) “Grade level” is the grade assigned to the pupil by the school district at the time of testing.
(k) “Home language survey” is a form administered by the school district to be completed by the pupil's parent or guardian at the time of first enrollment in a California public school indicating language use in the home which, if completed, fulfills the school district's obligation required by Education Code Section 52164.1.
(l) “Initial assessment” is the administration of the California English Language Development Test to a pupil whose primary language is other than English, as determined by the Home Language Survey, and who has not previously been assessed for English language proficiency in a California public school.
(m) “Modification” is any variation in the assessment environment or process that fundamentally alters what the test measures or affects the comparability of scores.
(n) “Primary” language is the language first learned by the pupil, most frequently used at home, or most frequently spoken by the parents or other adults in the home when speaking with the pupil.
(o) “Proctor” is an employee of a school district who has received training specifically designed to prepare him or her to assist the test examiner in administration of the California English Language Development Test.
(p) “Pupil” is a person enrolled in a California school district in kindergarten through grade 12, or in ungraded programs, including those pupils placed in a nonpublic school through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process pursuant to Education Code Section 56365.
(q) “Records of results” are:
(1) Student test results from the pupil's cumulative file;
(2) Parent notification letter of student results;
(3) Previous or current school district pupil electronic data files;
(4) Student Proficiency Level Reports; and
(5) Verification from prior school district.
(r) “School districts” include elementary, high school, and unified school districts, county offices of education, and any charter school that for assessment purposes does not elect to be part of the school district or county office of education that granted the charter, and any charter school chartered by the State Board of Education.
(s) “Scribe” is an employee of the school district, or a person assigned by a nonpublic school to implement a pupil's IEP and is required to transcribe a pupil's responses to the format required by the test. The pupil's parent or guardian is not eligible to be a scribe.
(t) “Site coordinator” is an employee of the school district designated by the district coordinator or the superintendent, or a person assigned by a nonpublic school to implement a student's IEP, who oversees the administration of the CELDT at each test site at which the examination is given.
(u) “Test” is the California English Language Development Test.
(v) “Test Examiner” is an employee of the school district who is proficient in English and has received training specifically designed to prepare him or her to administer the test.
(w) “Test materials” are materials necessary for administration of the California English Language Development Test, including but not limited to audio-cassettes, test manuals, pupil test booklets, forms for recording pupil responses and background information, video tapes, answer keys, scoring rubrics, special test versions, and any other materials developed and provided by the contractor.
(x) “Variation” is a change in the manner in which a test is presented or administered, or in how a test taker is allowed to respond, and includes, but is not limited to, accommodations and modifications.