English Language Development (ELD)
The Moreland School District provides English Language Development (ELD) instruction for students acquiring English. Research based instructional strategies help students develop the academic English skills needed to succeed in school.
We strive to help students:
- Develop fluency in English
- Cultivate a positive sense of self
- Understand and respect other cultures
- Achieve equal access to core academic curriculum
EL Master Plan
Our EL Master Plan provides an overview of our identification, assessment, programs, and monitoring process for our EL students.
Home Language Survey
California requires all parents to complete a home language survey when they register their children for school. The survey asks:
- What language did this student learn when first beginning to talk?
- What language do you use most frequently?
- What language does this student most frequently use at home?
- What language is most often spoken by the adults at home?
If the answer to the any questions on the survey is a language other than English, the student’s English proficiency will be evaluated. Students are evaluated using the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC). The results of this test determine if the student is classified as an English Learner (EL) OR Fluent English Proficient (FEP).
English Learner (EL) students receive English Language Development instruction until they are proficient in English. Such instruction targets the four domains of the ELPAC:
Academic language in English is emphasized in all classrooms for all children.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
Each California public school district with 51 or more English learners must form a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) unless the district designates for this purpose a subcommittee of an existing districtwide advisory committee.
The DELAC shall advise the school district governing board on at least the following tasks:
- Development of a district master plan for education programs and services for English learners. The district master plan will take into consideration the school site master plans.
- Conducting of a district wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
- Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners.
- Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and/or teacher aide requirements.
- Review and comment on the school district reclassification procedures.
- Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.
- If the DELAC acts as the English learner parent advisory committee under California Education Code Sections 52063(b)(1) and 52062(a)(2), the DELAC shall also review and comment on the development or annual update of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).*
DELAC Dates and Minutes (in English and Spanish)