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ELAC ORIENTATION Thursday, October 27, 2011. Mr. Reginald Brunson Principal, El Rincon Mrs. Pamela Greenstein District ELD Specialist. Agenda. Introductions Why is my child an EL student and what does it mean? What is ELAC? Next meeting date: December 8, 2011 9:00-9:45.

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mr reginald brunson principal el rincon mrs pamela greenstein district eld specialist

ELAC ORIENTATION

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mr. Reginald Brunson

Principal, El Rincon

Mrs. Pamela Greenstein

District ELD Specialist

agenda
Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Why is my child an EL student and what does it mean?
  • What is ELAC?

Next meeting date:

December 8, 2011

9:00-9:45

being classified an english learner
Being Classified An English Learner
  • Child speaks a language other than English at home
  • Tested using the CELDT (California English Language Development Test)
  • Designated EL Levels: 1-5
  • CELDT tests administered every year until the child is reclassified as FEP- “Fluent English Proficient”
being reclassified
Being Reclassified
  • 3 Criteria:
    • CELDT tests
      • Listening/ Speaking/ Reading/ Writing
      • Overall 4 or 5
      • Each part 3 or better
    • California State Test (CST) results
      • Taken for the first time in 2nd grade
      • 324 or better in ELA
    • Teacher Input/Classroom Grades
being reclassified1
Being Reclassified
  • 3rd grade is the first year a child can be reclassified as “FEP- Fluent English Proficient”
  • Goal:
    • For every EL student to be releveled one level every year.
    • By the end of 5th grade, to be reclassified as Fluent
importance of being reclassified
Importance of Being Reclassified

Proficiency in English =

Academic Achievement

As your child progresses in grade level, the content and the level of English becomes more advanced.

what supports are provided for my child as an english learner
What supports are provided for my child as an English Learner?
  • In class support:
    • CLAD Certified
    • A teacher provides targeted instruction for English Learners during English Language Development and during Core Instruction
    • Classroom Assistance
    • Pamela Greenstein, District English Language Specialist--at El Rincon on Thursdays and some Wednesdays—available for consultations, and some pull-out groups
    • Ruth Flores, Bilingual Instructional Assistant—at El Rincon daily, available for classroom assistance.
        • Assistance is based upon teacher request and child’s needs.
elac e nglish l earner a dvisory c ouncil
ELACEnglish Learner Advisory Council

A meeting place for English Learner parents and

those interested in the well being of EL students:

  • To express their concerns and ideas.
  • To acquire effective home strategies.
  • To become informed about English Learner rights.
  • To make recommendations to the School Site Council.
elac parent representative
ELAC Parent Representative
  • Parent representative who will:
      • Provide input to school committee on how to better meet the needs of English Learners and how to help parents of English Learners.
      • Also needed—a representative to District DELAC committee—meets 4 times per year at the District Office