English Language Learners Program
An English Learner is a student of whom English Is a second language and has not met the criteria for English proficiency.
Parents/Guardians complete a Home Language Survey, which determines the language spoken in the home. When a language other than English is noted, the student is administered the CELDT (California English Language Development Test). The results indicate the level of English proficiency and Identifies if the student qualifies for English Learner services. English Language Development (ELD) classes correspond to the students’ English proficiency level. Students have access to the core curriculum and teachers utilize sheltered instruction techniques to support English Learners. Students with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) will be assigned services as indicated on the IEP.
Structured English Immersion - Students with less than reasonable fluency in English
- Beginning to Intermediate levels
- ELD I, II, and III classes
English Language Mainstream - Students with reasonable fluency in English
- Early Advanced and Advanced
- Regular English with SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English) strategies
Alternative Program - This is an alternative bilingual program offered at some school districts with both primary language instruction and ELD (English Language Development). Parents must request a Parental Exception Waiver; however, one cannot decline ELD services as required by law.
Students must meet the following criteria:
- An overall CELDT score of 4 or 5 (Early Advanced or Advanced)
- A score of 300 (Basic) or higher on the CST (California Standards Test) in English
- GPA of 2.0 or higher (Grade Point Average)
- Parents are consulted for their opinion and approval of the process.
- The students are monitored for 2 years to ensure academic progress and success.
"California Expressions" - Glencoe Publishers
"Edge" - National Geographic Learning
"Visions" - National Geographic Learning
Instruction English Learners receive to attain English Proficiency
English Learners receive English Language Development classes which develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking along with the California standards.
ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee)
Parents of English Learners meet to discuss the services for English Learners including…
- Needs assessment
- School-wide Plan
- Language Census
- School attendance
- School budget
DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee)
DELAC Representatives from the ELAC Committees from each school site meet to discuss the planning, development, implementation, and finances of the EL Program.
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