Golden View English Language Learner Support Services.
State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) has transitioned from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment in 2017-18. The ELPAC is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. There are two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP. In the 2017-18 school year, students identified as English Learners took the Summative ELPAC, and new students with a primary language other than English and have not yet been identified as English Learners took the Initial CELDT. Beginning in 2018-19 school year, new students will take the Initial ELPAC and English Learners will take the Summative ELPAC. Parents and students are welcome to review the ELPAC Practice Tests.
According to Marguerite Ann Snow and Anne Katz in Improving Education For English Learners, “ELL learners need a designated time block where they must develop the skills to participate effectively in oral and written discourse in many kinds...including engaging conversation and interacting appropriately in discussion.”
English Language Learner District Support Services
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is committed to educating our English Learners in order for them to become proficient in English as rapidly as possible so they can have success in the academic programs available to all students.
English Learners in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District
According to the spring 2011 Language Census (R-30), there are 1,398 English Learners in the SRVUSD who speak, collectively, 69 languages. This represents 4.8 percent of the district's enrollment.