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									  ELAC Meeting
September 8, 2009
   Room A 117
What is ELAC?

English Learner Advisory
Committee

It has an advisory
function.
Purposes of the ELAC
To provide parents of English Learners
  the opportunity to:
 Learn more about the programs offered
  to their children.
 Participate in the schools’ needs
  assessment of students, parents and
  teachers
 Advise the principal and school staff of
  the most positive and effective methods
  of teaching English Learners.
Purpose continued
 Provide input on the most effective ways
  to support full participation of English
  Learners in all school activities.
 Provide input on the most effective ways
  to ensure regular school attendance.
ELAC Composition
 Principal or Designee

 Teachers of English Learners

 Resource Teachers

 Instructional Assistants

 Other Parents
ELAC Members’ Duties
 Follow the school’s ELAC by-laws when
  conducting meetings and carrying out other
  responsibilities.
 Advise the principal and school staff of the
  needs of English Learners, including
  instructional support needs.*
 Advise the principal and school staff on
  development of the school plan and budget
  for programs & services for English
  Learners.*
Duties continued
 Review the R-30 Language Census each
  Spring.*
 Receive information and recommend actions
  to support regular school attendance.*
 Elect a representative to the District English
  Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)
 Send and receive information to/from DELAC
 Participate in training provided by the school
  or District.
School Responsibilities to the ELAC
  Hold election of ELAC officers.
  Provide sufficient ongoing training for elected
   ELAC officers.
  Facilitate regular ELAC meetings.
  Ensure that all legally required functions of
   the ELAC are completed each school year.
  Facilitate communication between the ELAC
   and other groups such as the SSC and the PTC.
  Maintain minutes of all ELAC meetings and a
   record of attendance.
          Roles of ELAC Officers
Chairperson:
•Develop agenda with help from the principal
•Conduct the ELAC meetings
•Other duties as determined in the local ELAC
bylaws
Vice-Chairperson:
•Assist the chairperson in conducting the ELAC meetings
•Conduct ELAC meetings in the absence of the
chairperson
•Other duties as determined by the local ELAC bylaws
DELAC Representative:
•Attend DELAC meetings
•Serve as liaison between ELAC and DELAC
          Election!!!
                     Official Ballot

       Chairperson: __________________________

       Vice-Chairperson: ______________________

       DELAC Representative: __________________

Voter’s Signature: ______________________ Date: ________
ELD Principles
(Generated on July 31 – August 1, 2008)

1. Students are grouped by language ability.
2. English is the content.
3. Speak and write in complete sentences.
4. 50-50 Principle - Teacher speaks/Students
   Speak. Teacher reads/Students read.
   Teacher writes/Students write. Teacher
   listens/Students listen. If students produce
   language, they will increase their English
   proficiency.
5. Push! Push students out of their comfort
   zones.
6. Specific language objective drives instruction.
ELD - EDGE Program
Periods   Fundamentals      A / B       Bridge

   1      Conversational    EDGE        English
           English and
             Content
           Vocabulary

  2       EDGE – Fund.      EDGE    English Support

  3       EDGE – Fund.       CC           CC

  4       Core Class (CC)    CC           CC

  5             CC           CC           CC

  6             CC           CC           CC
             English
              Only


Language                Complete
Objective               Sentence




     Push!             50/50
        Phonology


Semantics      Morphology




   Lexicon     Syntax
                                             Phonology
                                       (sounds in a language)
                                     - 44 phonemes ; 26 letters
                              - producing and discriminating sounds
                           - prosody/versification (intonation; stress;
                                         aspiration; rhythm)
                               Objective: Students should be able to
                                      distinguish and produce
                                  the sounds of English Language
                          approximating the level of a native speaker .
Semantics                                              Morphology
- meanings of words                                    - smallest units of sound and meaning
- degree of discourse                                  - how words change (affixes)
- meaning in context                                   - verb tenses
                                                       Objective: Students should be able to
                                                       recognize word changes and manipulate
     Objective: Students should be                     them.
     able to build and use
     vocabulary appropriately.

                                                        Syntax
                                                        - rules that govern the language
             Lexicon                                    Objective: Students should be able to
             - word bank                                organize language in order to
             - words available to the                   communicate. (To speak and write well-
             student                                    constructed and varied-structured
                                                        sentences)
 I would rather prefer ….   Phonology               Sounds of English:
         versus
         I like …
                                                    f/ph, v, a, e, I, o, u,
                                                    z, s, th etc.

Semantics                                      Morphology
Formal and Informal
                                                  anthropomorphism
Way of Listening,
Speaking, Reading                                write, wrote, written,
                                                         writing
and Writing
                             Synonyms
                                                    She is a beautiful girl.
                             Antonyms
                             Academic Words,        Es niña bonita.
                             etc.
         Lexicon                                Syntax
Reclassification
Criteria
1.English Proficiency – CELDT Results
2.CST Scores - Basic Skills in Reading
  and Mathematics
3.English Achievement and 2.0 overall
  GPA
4.Teacher Evaluation and
  Recommendation of Bridge teachers
5.Parent Consultation
  What is the CELDT?
    State laws require that school districts administer a
       state test of English language proficiency to:
         newly enrolled students whose primary language is not
          English; and
         English learners as an annual assessment




California Education Code sections 313 and 60810
Title III of the NCLB Act of 2001
Purpose of the
CELDT of the CELDT are to:
   The 3 purposes
    1. identify new students who are limited English proficient
       (LEP), or English learners (ELs)
    2. determine the level of English language proficiency of
       English learners (ELs)
    3. assess the progress of ELs in acquiring the skills of
       listening, reading, speaking, and writing in English




         CELDT is one criteria used to determine
          reclassification eligibility of students
Initial CELDT
Who is assessed?
 All students, including students with disabilities,
  whose primary language is not English, based on the
  Home Language Survey (HLS), must take the CELDT
  within 30 calendar days after initial enrollment
Home Language
Survey (HLS)
Newly enrolled students in grades K-12 are to
be assessed if:
   the response to any of the first three questions on the HLS is a language
    other than English
   ALL the conditions listed below are true, the student must be assessed
    with the CELDT
    1.   Response to each of the first three questions on the HLS is English, and
    2.   Response to question number four is other than English, and
    3.   There is reasonable doubt as to the student’s proficiency in English
Annual CELDT
  Who is assessed?
   All students, including students with disabilities,
    already identified as an English learner (EL) must
    be administered the CELDT annually until the
    student reclassifies to fluent English proficient
    (RFEP)
Related Resources
  California English Language Development Test
   (CELDT) - Testing (CA ...
   Information for the CELDT, a required state test for English
   language proficiency that must be given to students whose
   primary language is other than ...
   www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/el/

  CELDT - California English Language Development Test
 The official site for the California English Language
   Development Test (CELDT), administered by the California
   Dept of Education.
   www.celdt.org/
Reclassification
Criteria
1.English Proficiency – CELDT Results
2.CST Scores - Basic Skills in Reading
  and Mathematics
3.English Achievement and 2.0 overall
  GPA
4.Teacher Evaluation and
  Recommendation of Bridge teachers
5.Parent Consultation
       BACK




                  FRONT




Student Performance
Level Report
              CELDT
              Performance
              Levels
   Student’s name
   and grade             Advanced
                                 Domains assessed
                                 by CELDT
                         Early Advance
                  Scale Score
                  for eachIntermediate
Purpose of report
                  Domain
                  and Overall
                          Early Intermediate


                        Beginning

District and
   school                      How to Read This Report
information
Next Meeting Dates
IHS ELAC Meeting
Tuesdays
Room A117
6:00 o’clock PM
(Refer from Handout)

NUSD-DELAC Meeting Dates
Tuesdays
5:30 o’clock PM
(Refer fromn Handout)

								
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