San Leandro

Unified School District

SAN LEANDRO USD

835 E. 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-667-3500
Fax: 510-667-6234
Email: communications@slusd.us

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English Learner Programs

Program Description and Goals for English Learners

All programs are designed to meet the educational needs of English Learners by including Designated and Integrated English Language Development (ELD). Some programs may include the use of Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies. In all programs, students learn English and meet age-­‐appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation.

Structured English Immersion (SEI)

An instructional program taught in English for students beginning to learn English (ELD 1-­3).

  • Students acquire English language skills with appropriate support while learning standards-based content to be able to succeed in a mainstream English program.
  • Students learn all academic subjects in English, with support in their primary language only if needed, through various methods.
  • Teachers use special strategies to teach academic subjects to English Learners.
  • English Learners receive Designated ELD instruction daily.

English Language Mainstream

The English Language Mainstream program is an instructional program taught in English for English proficient students and English learners with reasonable fluency (ELD 4-­5).

  • Students learn standards-based academic content in grade-level academic English designed for English-­proficient students. English is used as the only language of instruction.
  • English learners receive support as needed in English, including the use of special strategies for English learners.
  • English Learners receive Designated ELD daily with special attention to academic English.

Spanish Biliteracy Pathway

The Spanish Biliteracy Pathway is an alternative program designed to ensure English Learners develop high levels of English and home language proficiency and literacy, as well as high levels of academic competency. This pathway offers a sequential program of Designated ELD taught daily, grade-­‐ level language arts, math, and other content subjects taught daily first using the student’s native language, then using SDAIE strategies with native language support followed by mainstream English.

  • Students acquire language proficiency and academic achievement in English and in their primary language.
  • Students develop bilingualism and biliteracy.

Who can enroll?

English Learners with ELD levels 1-3.

Who can enroll?

English Learners with ELD levels 4-­5, and/or students proficient in English per their official language classification (RFEP, IFEP, EO).

Who can enroll?

  • This program is designed for potential English Learners who are native speakers of Spanish in TK-­‐5th grade.
  • On an individual basis, English Learners who are proficient in English (IFEP, RFEP). A Parental Exception Waiver is required.

Key Terms

English Learner Reclassification Criteria

Elementary Grades 1- 5

For 1st Grade only:

Spring 2021 ELPAC Overall – 4

and

STAR Early Literacy – 40th percentile

(STAR Early Literacy test taken after August 23, 2021)

 

For 2nd – 5th Grade

Spring 2021 ELPAC Overall – 4

and

STAR ELA Reading – 40th percentile

(Star Reading test taken after August 23, 2021)

Secondary Grades 6 - 12

For Grades 6th – 12th

Spring 2021 ELPAC Overall – 4

and

STAR ELA Reading – 30 percentile

(STAR Reading test taken after August 23, 2021)

1st Reclassification Window: October 11, 2021 – December 10, 2021

2nd Reclassification Window: January 3, 2022 – February 18, 2022