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Seal of Biliteracy

Can you Read, Write, Listen and Speak another language?  The San Lorenzo Unified School District is now offering a Seal of Biliteracy!  This seal designates that the bearer has achieved full bilingual proficiency by high school graduation.  For more information, click on the seal below:

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To see Assembly Bill AB 815, click HERE .

To see a checklist of requirements, click HERE .

ELD Standards

Do you have questions about the English Language Development (ELD) Standards?  The California Department of Education (CDE) has published resources for understanding the ELD Standards and their alignment to English Language Arts Standards.  Check it out HERE!

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English Language Learners

Overview

What is an English Language Learner?

At the time of enrollment, parents/ guardians fill out a Home Language Survey (HLS).  If they indicate, or it is observed, that the family speaks another language, then the student must take the CELDT test with 30 days.  For more information, see page 19 of the EL Master Plan .

If the student passes, they are deemed 'Initial Fluent/ English-Proficient' (IFEP) and is placed in a mainstream English program.

If the student does not pass, then they are deemed 'English Learner' and take English Language Development (ELD) classes.

For more information on how the CELDT is scored, please click HERE .

ELD classes will be a part of their schedule until they can be reclassified as English-Proficient (RFEP).  For more details on the reclassification process, click HERE or review the EL Master Plan.

ELAC

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) counsels the principal with regard to the programs and services that support students learning english.  For more information on the responsibilities and requirements, click the link below:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/cr/elac.asp

Join ELAC and make your voice heard!

District Resources

The San Lorenzo Unified School District's English Learner Program page has the following resources:

  • EL Master Plan
  • ELAC/ DELAC information
  • EL Achieve information
  • Links for the California Department of Education
  • CELDT information and links
  • Common Core information
  • Archive of district documents
  • and more!

Be sure to check this page if you have questions about language support in San Lorenzo.

Busy Being Bilingual (Blog)

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Blogs

If you are looking for more information about English Language Learners, then try one of the blogs or websites below:

Learning the Language is a blog published by Ed Week (an online education magazine) that focuses on issues relevent to Language Learners.

Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).

 

 

Reclassification

Reclassification from EL to RFEP is a big step!  In middle school, there are 2 criteria for Reclassification:

  • CELDT Overall score of 4 or 5 and
  • CST- English Language Arts Overall score of 3,4, or 5.

To see a flowchart of the Reclassification process click below:

For full details regarding Reclassification, please see the EL Master Plan , page 37.

ELD classes do not satisfy A - G requirements for California's public colleges and universities, so Relcassification is important!

For more information on the CELDT test, please visit the California Department of Education's Resource page:

CDE CELDT Resources

CDE CELDT Resources in Spanish

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English 3-D Survey

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Take the Survey!