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Mountain View Los Altos High School District

High School District

English Language Development (ELD) Standards

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California Education Code Section 60811.3 (e) requires the State Superintendent of Instruction and the State Board of Education to develop a schedule and implementation plan for integrating the new CA ELD Standards (9th & 10th grade standards11th and 12th grade standards) into the public education system. The goal of the CA ELD Standards Implementation Plan is to serve as a guide of the major steps in the development, adoption, and implementation of the CA ELD Standards for local educational agencies and county offices of education.
The Master Plan for the Education of Limited-English Proficient students reflects the priorities of our Board of Trustees and the philosophy of our district. We believe that all students can learn, given the proper environment, and we strive to support each student’s academic development to the highest level of his or her potential, regardless of race, economic background or language.  It is our vision that Limited English proficient students receive the necessary support to ensure acquisition of English in a timely and thorough manner so that they may benefit fully from the district’s core curriculum, and achieve academic parity with their English-only peers. All language minority students develop a positive self-image, cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation of their own heritage.
Students classified as Limited-English Proficient can be redesignated once they have demonstrated proficiency in English and have met a set of predetermined criteria. These criteria are listed on the "Redesignation Worksheet," which is completed by the ELD coordinator and reviewed by a committee of staff familiar with the student.  Each year, Limited-English Proficient students are required by law to take the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) to establish proficiency levels.  Students are placed in courses accordingly (see Matrix).