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1 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Jack O’Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction English Learner Program Jeanette Ganahl Bilingual Coordinators Network San Diego November 30, 2007 CPM

2 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2 Presentation Objectives Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the legal requirements of the English Learner program monitored through the Categorical Program Monitoring (CPM) process. Dialogue and Clarification (Q & A)

3 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 3 English Learner Program Outcomes/Evaluation English learners (EL) acquire full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible. ELs meet state standards for academic achievement.  Evaluation process to determine program effectiveness  Ongoing mechanism to improve and modify the program.

4 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 Categorical Program Monitoring (CPM) State and federal laws require CDE to monitor the EL Programs in LEAs through the Categorical Program Monitoring (CPM) process. EL Program Instrument is used by reviewers. Ongoing Program Self-Evaluation Tool (OPSET) is used by LEAs to self-monitor for state and federal requirements.

5 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 Frequent Non-Compliant EL Items for EL ITEMS# of NC Findings EL 2ELAC58 EL 11English Language Development46 EL 3DELAC39 EL 4Identification, Assessment & Reporting33 EL 6Reclassification31 EL 12Access to Core Curriculum31 EL 10Notification of Placement and Waivers27 EL 7Teacher Authorization23 EL 8Professional Development22 EL 9Pupil Placement13 EL 1Parent Outreach8 EL 5Funding6 Total LEA EL Reviews: 109

6 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 6 I - EL 2 English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Required when 21 or more ELs at a school. Parent members of ELAC are elected by parents/guardians of ELs. The number of EL parents) constitutes at least the same percentage of EL school population. ELAC members must be trained. ELAC elects a representative to DELAC.

7 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 7 I - EL 2 ELAC (cont.) Provides advice to the principal and staff on the school’s program for EL. Assists in the development of: 1. Needs assessment 2. Language Census Report (R30-LC) 3.Importance of regular school attendance Provides advice to the school site council (SSC) on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement.

8 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 8 I - EL 2 ELAC (cont.) If ELAC delegates its responsibilities to another committee: ELAC has duly elected members. ELAC is trained as to legal responsibilities. ELAC elects DELAC representative. ELAC votes to delegate to another existing school committee (e.g., School Site Council [SSC]). Recipient committee accepts delegation. Recipient site committee (e.g., SSC) trained as to new legal responsibilities.

9 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 9 VII - EL 11 English Language Development Each English learner receives a program of instruction in ELD in order to develop proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible.

10 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 10 I - EL 3 District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) 51 or more ELs in a Local Educational Agency (LEA). 51 percent of the members are parents of ELs who are not employed by the district. Members are trained to carry out their duties. DELAC is to advise the LEA governing board on all of the following:  Development of a district master plan for EL services.  District-wide needs assessment

11 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 11 I - EL 3 DELAC Required Tasks (cont.)  Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for ELs.  Teacher and instructional aide requirements  Annual Language Census Report (R-30 LC)  Reclassification procedures  Written notifications to parents.

12 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 12 II - EL 4 Identification, Assessment, and Reporting (cont.) Within 30 calendar days of initial enrollment, each student whose home language is other than English, as determined by the HLS, has been assessed for English proficiency by means of California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Primary language proficiency assessment within 90 days of initial enrollment. Parents/guardians of ELs and fluent English- proficient students have been notified of their child’s initial English-language and primary-language proficiency assessment results.

13 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 13 II - EL 4 Identification, Assessment, and Reporting (cont.) (For school districts receiving Title III funds) Parents/guardians of ELs have been notified not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year (or during the school year, within two weeks of child being placed in program) of their child’s initial English- language and primary-language proficiency assessment results, their child’s language designation, English proficiency level, program placement, program options, exit criteria, and for ELs on IEPs, how current program will meet objectives of IEP.

14 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 14 II - EL 4 Identification, Assessment, and Reporting (cont.) (For school districts receiving Title III funds) Parents/guardians of ELs have been informed annually, not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, of their students’ language designation, English proficiency level, program placement, program options, exit criteria, and for ELs on IEPs, how current program will meet objectives of IEP. Each EL is annually assessed for English language development and academic progress. The English language proficiency of all currently enrolled ELs shall be assessed CELDT during the testing window July 1 – October 31.

15 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 15 II - EL 4 Identification, Assessment, and Reporting (cont.) Each EL with disabilities is assessed for English language development using accommodations, modifications, or alternate assessments for the CELDT if specified in the pupil’s individualized education program (IEP) or 504 Plan. Parents/guardians of ELs have been notified annually of their child’s English-language proficiency assessment results within 30 calendar days following receipt of testing results from test contractor.

16 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 16 IV - EL 6 Reclassification The LEA reclassifies pupils by using a process and criteria that include, but are not limited to:  Assessment of English-language proficiency (CELDT)  Comparison of performance of basic skills  Teacher evaluation of academic performance  Parent opinion and consultation

17 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 17 IV - EL 6 Reclassification (cont.) The LEA monitors for a minimum of two years the progress of reclassified pupils. The LEA maintains in the pupil’s permanent record documentation of the following:  Language and academic performance assessments.  Participants in the reclassification process.  Decision regarding reclassification.

18 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 18 VII - EL 12 Access to Core Curriculum ELs receive academic instruction that is designed and implemented to ensure that they meet the district’s content and performance standards for their respective grade levels in a reasonable amount of time. The LEA has developed and is implementing a plan for monitoring and overcoming any academic deficits ELs incur while acquiring English.

19 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 19 VI - EL 10 Parental Exception Waiver Parents/guardians of ELs are informed of the program placement of their children and notified of an opportunity to apply for a parental exception waiver for an alternative program LEA procedures for granting parental exception waivers include the following components: Parents/guardians are provided on enrollment and annually, full written and, on request, spoken descriptions of program settings and the materials to be used in each of the program settings. Parents/guardians are informed that ELs under age ten must be placed in English- language classroom for not less than 30 calendar days the first year of enrollment in a California school.

20 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 20 VI - EL 10 Parental Exception Waiver (cont.) Waivers are acted upon within 20 instructional days upon submission. Parents/guardians are notified of waiver request result and reason for denial, if applicable. Parental exception waivers are granted unless the school principal and educational staff determine that the alternative program would not be better suited for the overall educational development of the pupil.

21 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 21 VI - EL 10 Parental Exception Waiver (cont.) If a waiver is denied, parents/guardians are informed in writing the reason for denial and the appeal process. When 20 or more pupils of a given grade level have been granted a waiver, a class must be provided. If less than 20 waivers are granted, the school notifies the parent/ guardian where a class is offered and allowed to transfer to the school.

22 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 22 V - EL 7 Staffing Teachers assigned to provide instruction to EL are appropriately authorized or are actively in training for an EL authorization. The LEA adopts a plan to remedy a shortage of teachers, when there is a local shortage of qualified teachers.

23 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 23 V - EL 8 Professional Development The LEA provides high-quality professional development to classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and other school or community- based personnel that will:  Increase the pupil’s English proficiency or the teacher’s subject matter knowledge, teaching knowledge, and teaching skills.  Of sufficient intensity and duration to have a positive and lasting impact on the teacher’s performance in the classroom.

24 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 24 VI - EL 9 Pupil Placement ELs are placed in English language classrooms unless a parental exception waiver has been granted for an alternative program Based on LEA criteria of reasonable fluency, ELs are placed in structured English immersion (SEI) or in English-language mainstream (ELM) program settings. Parents/guardians may request for their pupil to be moved from SEI to ELM. Note: The Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines placement of each special education student, regardless of language proficiency.

25 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 25 Notices sent and regular meetings held to formulate and respond to parents recommendations. Parents are informed how they can be involved in the education of their children. CP-If 15 percent of a student body speaks a primary language other than English, as determined by the previous year’s language census data (R-30 LC), all notices, reports, statements, records sent to parents must be written in English and the primary language. (Education Code, Section 48985) I - EL 1 Parent Outreach

26 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 26 III - EL 5 Funding Adequate general fund resources are used to provide each EL with learning opportunities in an appropriate program, including English-language development, and the rest of the core curriculum. Economic Impact Aid (EIA) and Title III for limited-English-proficient (LEP) funds are to be used to supplement services for ELs. Supplemental is anything over and beyond the core.

27 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 27 Disbursement of EIA funds in Accordance with Consolidated Application The LEA must distribute EIA funds to each site as indicated on the Consolidated Application. Each site allocation must be reflected in the Single Plan for Student Achievement as indicated on the Consolidated Application.

28 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 28 EL Program Resources Web addresses: CPM

29 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 29 Contact Information Jeanette Ganahl Interim Administrator English Learner Accountability Unit California Department of Education 1430 N Street, Suite 6208 Sacramento, CA Office: (916) Fax: (916)

30 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 30 Regional Assignments and Contact Information Region 1Lorena Region 2Lorena Region 3Lorena Region 4Jeanette Region 5Arturo Region 6Martha Region 7Therese Region 8Sonia Petrozello- Region 9Shireen Region 10 Melodie Rueckheim Region 11Ramiro Celina Arias-Romero


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