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English Language Learner

English Learners

When students are first enrolled in the District they are identified as possible English Learners through the Home Language Survey. Students who list a language other than English on the Home Language Survey are given the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).  Student scores on CELDT determine if the student is Fluent English Proficient (FEP) or an English Learner (EL).  EL students are placed in classrooms with a teacher who is authorized to teach English Learners.  EL students are also supported through the services of an English Language teacher and or English Learner instructional assistant in a pull-out or push-in program.

Annually English Learners are given the CELDT test and also participate in STAR testing and district assessments. Students are determined to be English Proficient when they have met district criteria for reclassification.  This criteria includes results from STAR testing, CELDT scores, teacher and parent input.

Sites who have more than 21 English Learners are required to have a parent committee called English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC).  This committee is responsible for advising the school in a variety of areas concerning English Learners.

The district has a District English Language Acquisition Committee (DELAC).  This committee meets three times a year and advises the district on a variety of areas concerning English Learners.

California English Language Development Test

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Annual Parent Notification Letter English Russian Spanish Ukrainian
Initial Parent Notification Letter English Russian Spanish Ukrainian
Test Interpretation Guide English Russian Spanish N/A
Proficiency Level Definitions English N/A N/A Ukrainian