2 Important variables to consider when placing English Learners CELDT ScoresUS Entry Date (Time in US schools)Gates-McGinitie Test ResultsCST ELA ResultsPlacement history and level of success (Success in non-SDAIE courses)Primary Language Assessment ResultsYears of education outside the US
3 ELD Placement 9th 10th 11th 12th Grade CELDT 3 CELDT 4-5 ELD 1 or 2 Structured English ImmersionSEICELDT 3Lower 3rd of Scale ScoreNewcomerUpper 2/3Of Scale ScoreCELDT 4-59thELD 1 or 2Reading/WritingConversationELD 3SSELD Transition + Eng 1Strategic +Eng 110thSSELD Transition + Eng 2Eng 211thELD Transition + Eng 2 or 3Eng 2 or 312thELD Transition + Eng 2 or 4Eng 2 or4
4 EL Core Placement 9th 10th 11th 12th It is best to maintain a case by case/needs based approach to EL placement.GradeELD 1 and 2 StudentsSome students in ELD 3Newcomers - SDAIECELDT 3-5ELD Transition StudentsReading Between 5th and 7th Grade Level - MainstreamedReading 8th Grade Level Plus -Mainstreamed9thLife Science ELAlg Readiness ELGeography ELPE Fit for Life ELLife Science or (Ag)Alg Readiness/Algebra 1GeographyPE1 /Fit for LifeBiology (Ag) Geometry10thEnvironmental Science ELAlg Readiness EL or Alg 1 ELWorld History ELPE 2Environmental Science or (Ag)Algebra 1 or GeometryWorld HistoryBio or ChemGeometry11thEarth Science EL or Bio ELAlg Read EL or Alg 1 EL or GeomUS History ELEarth Science or BiologyUS HistoryChemistryAlg II / Trig12thAmerican Government ELBiologyAmerican GovernmentPre-CalPhysics
6 Structured English Immersion ELD 1 and 2 ELD 1 or 2 Reading2ndELD 1 or 2 Writing3rdELD 1 or 2 Conversation4thPE 15thSpanish for Spanish Speakers 1 or Read/Write6thAlgebra Readiness EL Algebra 1 ELSEI Example #1
7 Structured English Immersion ELD 2 ELD 2 Reading2ndELD 2 Writing3rdELD 2 Conversation4thPE 25thSpanish for Spanish Speakers 2 or Read/Write6thAlgebra 1 ELSEI Example #2Traditionally, ELD 2 students have more room for SDAIE core classes.
8 EL Mainstream ELD 3 Example 1st Social Studies (EL) Science (EL) ELD 3 Reading2ndELD 3 Writing3rdAlgebra 1 EL4thPE 25thSocial Studies (EL)6thScience (EL)Example
9 EL Mainstream ELD 3 Transition Example1stELD Transition2ndEnglish 13rdAlgebra 14thPE5thSocial Studies6thScienceVery few of these students should require SDAIE courses. Reference placement guidelines to support course selection, using a case-by-case/needs-based approach to EL placement.
10 EL Mainstream Strategic/English Example1stStrategic2ndEnglish 13rdAlgebra 14thPE5thSocial Studies6thScience
12 Structured English Immersion ELD 1 and 2 Fall TermSpring TermELD 1 or 2 ReadingELD 1 or 2 WritingELD 1 or 2 ConversationSpanish for Spanish Speakers 1 or Read/WritePE 1Algebra Readiness ELAlgebra 1 ELSEI Example #1
13 Structured English Immersion ELD 2 Fall TermSpring TermELD 2 ReadingELD 2 WritingELD 2 ConversationSpanish for Spanish Speakers 2PE 2Algebra 1 ELWorld History ELTraditionally, ELD 2 students have more room for SDAIE core classes.SEI Example #2
14 EL Mainstream ELD 3 Example Fall Term Spring Term ELD 3 Reading ELD 3 WritingAlgebra Readiness (EL)or Algebra 1 (EL)or Elective?PE 1Fit for LifeSocial Studies (EL)Science (EL)
15 EL Mainstream ELD 3 Transition ExampleFall TermSpring TermELD 3 TransitionAlgebra 1English 1 or 2(Depending on grade)PE 1Fit for LifeSocial StudiesScienceVery few of these students should require SDAIE courses. Reference placement guidelines to support course selection, using a case-by-case/needs-based approach to EL placement.
16 EL Mainstream Strategic/English ExampleFall TermSpring TermStrategic(ELD/ELA Standards Integrated)English(ELA/ELD Standards Integrated)Algebra 1BiologyPE 1Fit for LifeSocial StudiesElective
17 All CELDT Levels 1-3 will be enrolled in a separate ELD “only” course. CELDT 4-5’s will be in mainstream ELA courses with integrated ELD standards.Eligibility for SDAIE courses is limited to ELD 1-3 students and will be established through a “case by case” review of student needs.All placement shall be done with the “dual obligation” in mind:1.) Develop academic language proficiency in English, higher-level thinking skills, and advanced literacy skills.(Rapidly and effectively)2.) Provide access to grade-level content curriculum.(Achieve at the same level of proficiency as English-only students)