English Language Learner
ENGLISH LEARNER PROGRAM
The Lowell Joint School District is committed to the academic achievement of all students. This webpage has been created to assist parents and teachers by providing access to information relevant to English learners and English language acquisition.
ELA/ELD FRAMEWORK ADOPTED BY SBE
On July 9, 2014, the California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools (Framework).This is the first time in the nation that a state has adopted dual guidelines in one publication for both English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD). By combining both sets of standards into a coherent curriculum framework, California has made clear that its goal is to prepare all students for literacy in the 21st century.
The Framework provides guidance to teachers implementing the California CCSS for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects as well as the new California ELD Standards including instructional strategies and resources such as vignettes and models that teachers may use to strengthen the learning for every student. It also provides guidance to schools and districts on curriculum, instructional programs, assessment, leadership, professional learning, and issues of equity and access. The Framework was developed by educators and literacy experts, most of whom are teachers in California classrooms.
The final digital version of the ELA/ELD Framework is now available on California Department of Education ELA Curriculum Framework Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/cf.
District English Learner Advisory Committee
The following information is provided to include the community in our discussion on education in Lowell Joint School District.
Agendas and Minutes:
Proficiency Level Descriptors for CA ELD Standards- Descriptores de los niveles de dominio para los estandares del Desarrollo del idioma ingles de California.
Excerpted from Common Core State Standards: Communications Toolkit for California- Los padres o tutores y los Estandares Estatales Basicos Comunes.
Resources for Parents and Students
English Language Development Test - Released Test Questions
Content standards were designed to define the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
USA Learns is a free ESL program developed for adults with limited English language skills
Answers common questions regarding the California English Language Development Test
USA Learns, Free English Classes for Adults (English/Spanish)
Teaching comprehension and phonics