Methods of Implementation:
To develop student's academic vocabulary, ELD 4-5 classes will offer Academic Language Development daily with rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words using precise visual definitions, and teaching word learning strategies.
Measures of success or achievement:
CELDT (California English Language Development Test)- Annual Assessment, CST ELA, District Standards Assessments (DSAs), Reclassification Criteria for ELLs, Teacher Evaluation, Formative Reading Selection Tests (ELD/High Point)
How does this grant tie into your PLC:
Our ELD PLC has clearly defined the need for Academic Language Development for our Long Term ELs. Long Terms ELs are defined by our district as more than 5 years in ELD, not met reclassification criteria, and show evidence of inadequate progress with all or most of their education in US schools. Acquiring grade appropriate academic language proficiency is urgent for middle school students. Recommended Program: ELD/ALD with appropriate materials and a concurrent grade level ELA class.