Santa Cruz City Schools offers a range of services to English Language Learners and their families.
Our programs work to ensure that all English Learners are provided
with an English Language Development program and make one year of growth
in ELD each year, as measured by the California English Language
Development Test (CELDT). All English Learners are provided with access
to the core curriculum. They have access to the same coursework,
materials and instruction as other students and the instructional
program and method of instruction should ensure that they comprehend the instruction and make progress toward grade level proficiency in both English and other core content areas (math, science, and social studies).
Initial Identification of English Learners
All students who answer with a language other than English on
questions 1-3 on the Home Language Survey (HLS) are automatically
considered English Learners until a different designation is established
through assessments such as the state mandated 'CELDT' (California
English Language Development Test).
Ensuring Proper Placement
At both the elementary and secondary level, students' scores on the
CELDT (and other factors) are taken into consideration in order to
ensure that students are placed in the appropriate level of English
Language Development (ELD) class.
Monitoring of EL Progress
All English Learners are monitored for progress toward achievement of
proficiency in English and in other content areas. Progress is
monitored through assessment and the Language Review Team to monitor the
progress of every English Learner.
|Academic Equity & Categorical Programs
||Eric Gross, Director
||429-3410 ext 242