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Mr. Reginald Brunson Principal, El Rincon Mrs. Pamela Greenstein District ELD Specialist ELAC ORIENTATION Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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1 Mr. Reginald Brunson Principal, El Rincon Mrs. Pamela Greenstein District ELD Specialist ELAC ORIENTATION Thursday, October 27, 2011

2  Introductions  Why is my child an EL student and what does it mean?  What is ELAC? Next meeting date: December 8, :00-9:45

3  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”

4  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

5 ◦ 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

6 Proficiency in English = Academic Achievement As your child progresses in grade level, the content and the level of English becomes more advanced.

7  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.

8 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.

9  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


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