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English Learner Program

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Contact

Natalie Taylor

Director, Intervention & English Learner Programs

909-398-0609 x70270

FAX 909-624-6274

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The Homework Hotline provides free, over-the-phone tutoring in math and science for students in grades 4–12. Tutors are highly qualified Harvey Mudd students selected for their technical expertise and communication skills.  All complete ongoing tutor training.


Math and science tutoring is also available in Spanish (Sunday-Tuesday nights), Mandarin (Monday and Tuesday), and Tagalog (Monday evenings).
 
You can reach a tutor by calling 1.877.827.5462 Sunday through Thursday, 6–9 p.m. PST.

Summer Reading Resources

Welcome to the CUSD English Learner Program

 

The Claremont Unified School District is committed to the academic achievement of all students. This webpage has been created to assist parents and teachers by providing access to information relevant to English Learners and English language acquisition.

ELA/ELD Framework

The 2014 ELA/ELD Framework has been developed to support and incorporate the California State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy) and the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards). The SBE (California State Board of Education) adopted the ELA/ELD Framework on July 9, 2014

 

Advisory Committees

The Claremont Unified School District strongly supports the involvement of all parents, including those parents of English Learners, in the educational process of their children. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s school sites’ English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). Each participating school site holds a minimum of two general sessions per school year. This functioning body advises the school site on programs and services for English Language Learners. By participating on your child’s school sites’ ELAC, you have the opportunity to serve as a committee member of our District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). This district level committee consists of parents, teachers, administrators, and district personnel who are interested in becoming knowledgeable about and more involved with the English Learner program.

 

The DELAC dates for the 2017-2018 school year are:

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 24, 2018:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ELD Standards

The CA ELD Standards are designed to increase to the language knowledge, skills, and abilities that are important for English Learners to be successful in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as other subjects while developing English proficiency.  English Learners must also have full access to high quality content while they are moving through the ELD continuum.

 

The CA ELD Standards are intended to support these goals by providing fewer, clearer, and higher standards, as explained below:

  1. Fewer – standards which are necessary and essential for development and success;
  2. Clearer –standards that have clear links to curriculum and assessments; and
  3. Higher – standards that align with the rigor of the California State Standards for ELA/Literacy, Math, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards, and history/social studies standards.

English Language Learners and Common Core

California English Language Development Standards Information

Overview of the English Language Development Standards & Proficiency Level Descriptors

Appendix B:  ELD Standards II:  Learning About How English Works

 

Language Learner Resources Aligned to Common Core

Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards

 

California State Standards

California State Standards

California Standards - Espanol

 

The Common Core Challenge for English Language Learners

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California School Dashboard - Our New Accountability System

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The California School Dashboard, is the new accountability and continuous improvement system for our state.  It is based on a five-by-five colored table that produces 25 results using five colors. The reports display the schools' (by district) and student groups' placement on the five-by-five colored tables.

 

Below are resources to learn more about the dashboard.

  1. California School Dashboard video provides an overview of California's new multiple measures accountability system. It describes the measures in the new Dashboard Report and how performance and improvement are used to determine the performance colors.
  2. Getting to Know the California School Dashboard - a brief overview of indicators used to measure school success as well as what reports are available to view.
  3. California School Dashboard Reference Guide - a short guide to understanding what information is available on the Equity Report.

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Upcoming Events

EL Parent Night

DELAC Meeting
Fall 2017 October 24, 2017
To Be Determined 5:00 - 7:00 PM
District Office District Office
Board Room - Third Floor Board Room - Third Floor
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