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ELAC Meeting CELDT SCORES AND MOVING FORWARD JANUARY 12, 2015 SARAH ANSARI, ELD, GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

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1 ELAC Meeting CELDT SCORES AND MOVING FORWARD JANUARY 12, 2015 SARAH ANSARI, ELD, GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2 Official CELDT Scores The CELDT is a test of English skills in the following areas:  Listening  Speaking  Reading  Writing  Purpose Of CELDT Test: -Identify students who are English Learners -Determine the level of English level proficiency -Assess the progress of English Learner students

3 Initial Assessment When a student is given the CELDT test for the first time, he/she is designated as one of the following: Not Limited English Proficient (English Fluent) (if a passing CELDT score is achieved) English Learner/Limited English Proficient (LEP) (until all reclassification requirements have been met) * Note: Kindergarteners, 1 st, and 2 nd graders will continue to be designated as English learners until they take the CELDT test in 3 rd grade, even if they are performing well academically. Given to students first entering a California public school, if another home language has been identified by parent or guardian. Only Early Advanced and Advanced initial scores result in Initially Proficient, Not English Learner designation.

4 RECLASSIFICATION In order for a student to be reclassified as English proficient, all of the following requirements must be met: Passing score on CELDT(early advanced or advanced overall, and intermediate or above in each sub-category) Academic performance at or above grade- level standards Teacher recommendation Parent notification and consultation This process can begin as early as 3 rd grade Reclassification process will begin after 2 nd trimester report cards are issued.

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8 Supporting our EL Students At School:  All teachers at Green Elementary School are trained to work with and support English Learners (CLAD certification)  Pull-out small group instruction for students who qualify (usually overall Beginning or Early Intermediate, or in one or more sub-categories)  Push-in groups in Kindergarten and 1 st Grade

9 Supporting our EL Students At home:  Online Resources:  Dublin Public Library: Homework Help for Grades 3 to 8 Free Homework Help is available Monday - Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Teen volunteers assist children in grades 3 to 8 with their daily school assignments. The first time your child uses the Homework Help program, we ask you to fill out a permission slip. Once the permission slip is on file, your student just needs to sign in and sign out with the Homework Help Coordinator. Homework Help focuses on daily assignments and is not a substitute for professional tutoring, nor should it be used as child care. Homework assistance is also available from the library's website at Contact Dublin Library

10 Supporting our EL Students At home:  Read, tell stories, sing songs, ask questions… It is best when families speak their native language at home. It is better for children to hear fluent native language with a rich vocabulary than to hear imperfect, simple English. When students learn academic concepts in their native language, it helps them acquire English. - Judie Haynes

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13 Upcoming Progress Reports, February  Students that I work with in small groups will receive a progress report with their second trimester report card. -This is not a formal report card, but rather a means for me to communicate your child’s progress to you.

14 Questions? Comments? Concerns? Suggestions? I’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to call, , stop by, leave a note! Sarah Ansari, A x6662


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