Resources to empower
Children in kindergarten build their independence, self-reliance and self-confidence. These skills begin developing at home as children take more responsibility for simple tasks such as dressing themselves with less outside help. Being prepared for school includes academic knowledge such as recognizing their first and last name but children also will also need to be able to communicate their needs, feelings and interests.
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education has been used for over a decade by dual language programs and educators across the United States as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement. The third edition of this widely-used resource has been updated to reflect new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education.
Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs—who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools—are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result.
The mission of Global California 2030 is to equip students with world language skills to better appreciate and more fully engage with the rich and diverse mixture of cultures, heritages, and languages found in California and the world, while also preparing them to succeed in the global economy.
ELPAC Task Type Information Sheet Initial Alternate and Summative Alternate
ELPAC Domain Information Sheets
The following resources are available to assist you in using the ELPAC practice and training tests.
CDE's Website for English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) resources
Toolkits are also a mechanism and means for site and district administrators to engage their teachers in understanding and implementing the EL Roadmap and to elicit teacher voices and commitment to school and district level planning for powerful English learner education.
California’s Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Research Overview Papers, a publication we believe will provide early childhood educators with valuable information on the most current research on the development of young dual language learners. This series of research overviews spans the disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology, assessment, educational research, family engagement, and special needs.
The Parent Toolkit includes PowerPoint presentations and printable parent guides about the benefits of multilingual education, multilingual programs, and how to become involved in their children's education.
This list provides the public the Multilingual Instructional Programs & Languages of Instructions in California.
CDE website that contains the 12 California content standards. Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
The 2022–23 ELPAC Information Guide is designed to provide local educational agencies, schools, educators, and families with the information they need to understand the differences between the Initial ELPAC and the Initial Alternate ELPAC and the Summative ELPAC and the Summative Alternate ELPA; understand the initial identification and reclassification processes for English learner (EL) students; prepare teachers to understand and use their students’ ELPAC results; and communicate ELPAC results to parents and guardians.
A compilation of videos aligned with the ELA/ELD Framework.
This publication presents current evidence-based pedagogy and practices in the areas of developing multilingualism, early education, assets-based environments, English language development, and the creation of systems that support the implementation of these practices. Further, the publication provides a deeper dive into accessing actionable examples of how evidence based pedagogy and practices may be implemented in districts, schools, and classrooms to positively impact multilingual and English learner students.
Supporting Content Learning in the Secondary Classroom through Literacy: Resources for Science, Mathematics, History/Social Science, ELD, and ELA
The California Department of Education (CDE) developed a series of videos demonstrating integrated ELD instruction and its related designated ELD instruction during ELA, mathematics, and science. The Integrated and Designated ELD Video Series demonstrates the relationship between the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) and the state content standards. When used in tandem, English learner students build English proficiency, refine academic use of English, and access subject area content in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten through grade twelve.
ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes and Snapshots Chart
This Differentiated Assistance playlist will provide valuable evidence based practice resources and tools to accelerate the academic achievement of English learners.
English Language Development Standards
A Collection of Resources That Support the Implementation of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework.
Strategies for English Language Development (ELD).