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English Learners FAQs

 

Who is identified as an English Learner?

An EL is a TK–12 student who, based on the results of the English Learner Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), has not developed listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiencies in English sufficient for participation in the regular school program.

 

How are students identified as English Learners?

Initial Identification Process

 

How are students reclassified as Fluent English Proficient?

Reclassification Process (in revision)

 

When is ELD taught?

The 2014 English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework identifies two ways that ELD can be incorporated into the student’s daily schedule.

  • Integrated ELD instruction is ELD provided throughout the school day by all teachers, and from the text and materials of content subject matter.
  • Designated ELD instruction is a protected time during the school day in which teachers group ELs according to particular English language development needs.