Welcome to the English Learner Program
Over the last several years, much has happened in California to shape the future of education for all students, including English learners. In 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy; a few years later, the 2012 California English Language Development (ELD) standards were adopted. Both sets of standards lay the foundation for the creation of the first curriculum framework in California, and in the nation, where both ELA and ELD standards are woven together. The ELA/ELD framework addresses how both sets of standards work in tandem during English Language Arts and English Language Development instruction.
In 2016, our District adopted an ELA/ELD curriculum, which was recommended by the California State Board of Education and is aligned to the ELA/ELD standards and framework. Our adoption is designed to provide all students access to rigorous instruction that develops their academic language proficiency so they can collaborate effectively around complex text that is intellectually challenging. These materials support English Language Development that English learners need so they can participate fully in the ELA instruction and make the necessary progress to reclassify.
English Language Development (ELD) instruction is targeted in supporting the academic success and reclassification of English learners. Our elementary ELA/ELD adoption is McGraw’s Wonders and for our Dual Immersion program, McGraw’s Maravillas. Our middle school ELA/ELD adoption is Houghton-Mifflin’s Collections. We also use the state adopted Program 5: Pearson iLit EL for Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English for Long Term English Learners (LTELs) to remediate their reading skills.