ORHS EL Mission:
Support the growth of every English Language Learner to academic and social fluency in English. Also encourage students to excel linguistically and become culturally empowered individuals in a technology driven global society.
ELD 7/8 is accepted as part of the “B” section (English) of the “a – g” requirements.
The following courses are offered in the ELD department:
- English Language Development 1/2
- English Language Development 3/4
- English Language Development 5/6
- English Language Development 7/8
ELD Common Core Standards
ELD Course Outlines and Standards Map
CDE EL Resources and Guidelines
ELD Fieldtrips (pick up permission slips in room 707)
- MESA College: Friday May 4th (click here to view a picture from the fieldtrip)
- Southwestern College: Friday March 11th
CABE: California Association for Bilingual Education
|Rodriguez, Gretel||Gretel.Rodriguez@sweetwaterschools.org||ELD 1-4|
|Lohorn, Hana||Hana.Lohorn@sweetwaterschools.org||ELD 5/6|
|Brown, Debra||Debra.Brown@sweetwaterschools.org||ELD 7/8|
|Burton, Bradford||Bradford.Burton@sweetwaterschools.org||ELD 7/8|
ELD COMMON TERMINOLOGY
The following terms are regularly used in the English Language Development Program:
ELD: English Language Development
EL: English Learners
LEP: Limited English Proficient
FEP: Fluent English Proficient
IFEP: Initial Fluent English Proficient, when the student is first identified and after taking the Initial CELDT demonstrates English fluency
CELDT: California English Language Development Test
Initial CELDT: The test given to the student when he/she is first identified as an EL.
Annual CELDT: The test given in the fall once the student is enrolled in the ELD Program and has not achieved reclassification status.
RFEP: The student has achieved language fluency and changes from the status of English Learner to the Reclassified Fluent English Proficient designation.
ELAC: English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) composed of primarily EL parents
DELAC: District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) composed of primarily EL parents
SEI: Sheltered English Emersion courses
SDAIE: Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development): Certification for a teaching credential that authorizes teachers to work with English Learners