IUSD English Learner Program October, 2005
The English Learner Master Plan is….. • A companion piece to the Strategic Plan • A description of the procedures, standards and documentation used for English Learner program • Organized around the federal & state regulatory items with which we must comply……
EL 1: Reclassification EL 2: Evaluation of Program EL 3: Programs & Services EL 4: Identification, Assessment & Reporting EL 5/8: Alternative Dual Language Program EL:6/7 Staffing & Professional Growth EL 9: Parent Advisory Groups EL 10: Funding CCR Organization
Goals for English Learners • Develop Fluency in Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing English • Achieve Academic Proficiency in Core Subject Matter • Acquire Successful Intercultural Skills for an Increasingly Diverse Community and Society
Fluent Refers to Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing of English “reasonable fluency” means can comprehend teacher in mainstream, not “fluent” Measured by CELDT (California English Language Development Test) Proficient Fluent Plus Proficiency in Academic Core Courses, (Math, Science, Social Science, English Language Arts) Measured by CST score, classroom performance, grades. Important Distinction:
English Fluency + CELDT Score Overall Score of 4 or 5 Two of three sub-tests must be 4 or 5 One Sub-test may be as low as 3 Academic Proficiency CST-ELA Score Comparable to English-only peers in district Average or better classroom performance Parent Consultation EL 1: IUSD Standards for Reclassification
What is the Non-EL student CST-ELA Comparable Score for IUSD? • IUSD English-only students’ mean score at all grades 2004 and 2005 CST-ELA = performance level of 4
How do IUSD non-EL students perform on the CST-ELA a “closer look”?
EL 8: Parent Waiver from English- only • Parent/guardian can submit a waiver request to bypass the English-only classroom and ask for a dual language (bilingual) classroom (Prop. 227) • We have no such classrooms today • Even so, we must have the waiver form and process in place
EL 8: Parent Waiver from English- only • Parents/guardians of EL students are informed of the waiver rights upon enrollment and annually thereafter as long as EL • Waiver forms must be submitted only to Principal of school • Principal will forward waiver to School Board
EL 8: Parent Waiver from English- only • School Board receives and approves each waiver request from EL student parent/guardian • No basis for denial of waiver • Only once we receive 20 waivers from parents/guardians for students in same school, same grade level, same language we would be required to organize and offer the dual language classroom
EL 3: Programs for EL, pg. 17 & 18 • Structured English Immersion (SEI – prop. 227 terminology) • Our Newcomer “Magnet” classroom for beginners • Until develop “reasonable fluency”, not usually to exceed 1 year • English Mainstream Classroom Setting • At K – 6 “Regular” classroom teacher provides ELD instruction and SDAIE presentation of grade level standards-based instruction in Math, Social Science, Science and English Language Arts • At 7 – 12 includes and ELD class and SDAIE versions of academic content courses, as needed • Alternative Dual Language Immersion Classroom • None exist at this time in IUSD • Would involve systematic use of 2 languages in methods leading to bilingual proficiency for the EL
And How Effective are IUSD’s Programs for EL students? • CELDT – measures growth in English fluency • CST – measure growth in academic proficiency • Use cohorts to attribute gains to instruction
Concerned about NCLB Objectives?IUSD exceeds 2014 expectations nowAMAO 1: % EL students making Annual Progress on CELDT
Are IUSD EL students making progress in “Regular” ELAas measured by CST-ELA scores?
Are former EL students making progress in ELA as measured by the CST-ELA scores?
Yes!This summary of the 3 previous charts’ cohorts of IUSD student groups’ CST-ELA Scores @ 4 or 5:
Do IUSD EL students Redesignate to Proficient?Yes, here is a “snapshot” look over time: