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1 Westhoff’s English Learner Parent Meeting October 2, 2015 Welcome!

2 How did your child get into the program? ▪ Home Language Survey ▪ Language Assessment (English): listening, reading, writing, and speaking

3 Language Levels ▪ B Beginner ▪ EI Early Intermediate ▪ I Intermediate ▪ EA Early Advanced ▪ A Advanced ▪ LEP = Limited English Proficient ▪ FEP = Fluent English Proficient

4 How do we help your child? ▪ All teachers are CLAD certified which means they are trained to work with students that speak languages other than English ▪ Mrs. Tse works with students to support what they are doing in class. ▪ Teachers monitor the progress of the students throughout the year using observation forms.

5 Imagine Learning ▪ District purchased computer based program for learning English ▪ Available to Beginning and Early Intermediate students ▪ Before School Intervention Program

6 CELDT Testing ▪ October 20, 2015 ▪ Used to determine growth in the English language ▪ Reading, writing, speaking, and listening ▪ Results mailed in January or February

7 How does your child test out of the program? Early Advanced or Advanced on the CELDT test Benchmark scores for Reading and Writing Teacher feedback/recommendation

8 Common Core State Standards Collaboration Communication Creativity Critical Thinking Citizenship** Non-fiction Evidence based (how do you know?) College and Career Ready Research

9 Common Core Math Math Expressions Understand the process Explain Use many different methods to solve the problem Youtube, Khan Academy etc…

10 CAASPP ▪ California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress ▪ Test on computers/devices ▪ Students test in Language Arts if they have been in the country more than one year ▪ All students test in Math ▪ Testing is in April / May

11 What can you do at home? ▪ Have your children READ ▪ Take them to the public library or the bookstore to buy books in English ▪ Our school library has books in two languages ▪ Websites such as and and ipad apps for vocabulary ▪ Use the Online Resources handout for suggestions

12 Parent Conferences ▪ If you need a translator for parent / teacher conferences, please let the teacher or Mrs. Tse know!

13 English Learner Advisory Committee District Learner Advisory Committee ▪ We need one or two parents to be a part of our school’s English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and District Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). ▪ This means representing our school at meetings at the district office. You would give your input into what is happening with our English Learner students. ▪ These meetings would be every other month. ▪ Who would be willing to serve as our ELAC and DELAC representative?

14 DLAC Meetings ▪ November 18, 2015 9:00-10:30 a.m. ▪ January 27, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m. ▪ March 9, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m. ▪ May 4, 2016 9:00- 10:30 a.m.

15 Ballots ▪ Please fill out the names of the volunteers. ▪ Please mark a check or “x” next the name(s) you would like to vote for.

16 Questions ▪ If you have any questions feel free to leave Mrs. Tse or myself a note. ▪ You can also email me at ▪ Please make sure you have signed in at the back table. ▪ Thank you for coming today!

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