Resources to empower
The role of parents and families in the success of their children cannot be overstated. From birth on, family involvement in all aspects of children’s lives impacts the academic and social-emotional well-being of the whole child.
Multilingual Education frequently asked questions on instructional approaches and other issues.
A Fact Sheet that explains the correction process for the Initial ELPAC, Initial Alternate ELPAC, Summative ELPAC, and Summative Alternate ELPAC.
Information/Fact sheet that provides an overview of the Initial Alternate and Summative Alternate ELPAC, namely the Expressive and Receptive Task Types.
Fact sheet that answers the who, what, when, how and why of the Initial Alternative ELPAC.
Fact sheet that answers the who, what, why, and how of Summataive Alternative ELPAC.
CDE website that provides resources, updates, and guidance on the Alternate ELPAC, which is statewide alternate assessment for English language proficiency (ELP) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
Various resources to build capacity of SELPAs statewide.
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.
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
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).
This website gives an overview of the Multilingual Programs available in the California School System.
The California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners is a dynamic collection of resources and guidance.
A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) allows students to be considered for federal aid (FAFSA applicants only), state aid, institutional aid, and loans. Completing a FAFSA or CADAA provides access to students and their families to various financial aid options, allowing them to make an informed decision about pursuing a college, university, or vocational school. Starting in the 2022-23 academic school year, high schools, and school districts (Local Educational Agencies) will need to ensure that all 12th graders in the state of California complete a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, unless the student has formally submitted an opt-out waiver. The goal of “All In for FAFSA/CA Dream Act ” is to expand access to financial aid to thousands of students who may have otherwise not been aware of these opportunities.
This article discusses the elements outlined in the Science of Reading. It also shares what it looks like in the classroom and shares resources that can be used within the classroom.
Children are more successful when parents and teachers work together. Family engagement contributes to: Increased student achievement, Higher graduation rates, reduced absenteeism, and drop-out rates, Better student attitudes towards learning, Better social skills and fewer conduct problems, Better student-teacher relationships, and Improved cultural competence and trust in schools. This article provides steps to build this home-school connection.
This article shares easy and fun ways to ensure that your child starts the school year off right.
This page features links to new and important information about Universal Transitional Kindergarten. From frequently asked questions, planning and implementation to funding, you will find it here.
This is a guide for embracing students with special needs in multilingual programs and it is available for FREE!
Families are an integral part for TK student success. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a great opportunity to engage families and build a strong foundation for family-school partnerships. By welcoming families and establishing strong partnerships, both parents and teachers can begin to lay the foundation for the best learning outcomes for their youngest learners.
This summer, Early Edge will be sharing testimonials from parents highlighting the benefits of Transitional Kindergarten (TK).
TK through second grade students are invited to participate in our annual Reading Rally! This event will have a fun-filled time of storytelling, crafts, and special performances. Special giveaways will also happen!
The Centers of Excellence, in partnership with the Alliance for Education, has developed a regional GIS map that identifies the location of existing K12 CTE pathways, community college programs, and regional labor market data illustrating the alignment/misalignment of workforce needs with regional workforce preparation programs.
Joyful Reading at School and at Home is a four-part webinar series designed to help PreK–1st grade educators learn a routine for storybook reading, explore ideas for creating school-to-home connections, and extend storybook reading to creative expression activities.
If you're the parent of a beginning reader, chances are you're hearing a lot about phonics. Here's what you need to know about how your child will learn phonics — and how you can help practice phonics at home.
The California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) Requirements Poster may be printed on large paper and hung in classrooms, guidance counselor offices, and other areas where students and parents may see it.
Recognitions provided to students on the Path to Biliteracy or Multiliteracy.
If you're looking for books for older kids and teenagers, take a look at these booklists for grades 4-12 organized by topic and representing a wide range of cultures and perspectives.
These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.
These multicultural booklists for young children introduce a wide range of concepts, themes, and activities and feature a diverse range of children and families. The 40+ booklists are organized by topic/theme, and many of the books are available in bilingual editions or in multiple languages.
Unite for Literacy offers bilingual children’s e-books in Spanish and English. Navigating the site is simple. Use the tool bar at the top to check out the various book categories (nature, technology, health and others) or search for specific titles. It’s also the place to select the text language (either English or Spanish) and audio translation. Audio translation is available in over 30 languages!