English Language Development (ELD) Program & English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

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A PARENT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

A PARENT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

About the English Language Development (ELD) Program

The Spring Grove staff is dedicated to the success and reclassification of our English Learner (EL) students. The English Language Development (ELD) Program at Spring Grove School provides rich and intensive supplementary instruction in English to all English Learner students. The goal of the ELD program is to allow EL students to become successful learners in English mainstream classes as timely as possible.

Primary students receive Designated ELD and Integrated ELD during regularly scheduled ELA.  Our secondary students will receive approximately 50 minutes of Designated ELD instruction daily.

Please click for resources and strategies to support your EL student at home.

Under current state law, EC 313, identified students who are English Learners must participate in the annual administration of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) until they meet requirements for reclassification as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP).

The ELPAC is administered in the spring to all EL students.

Using state criteria and guidelines, the district will reclassify a student using the following criteria:

  • Score a Moderately Developed (Level 3) or Well Developed (Level 4) on the annual ELPAC
  • Score a Basic or above on the ELD Writing Sample Scoring Rubric
  • Score 3 or above on the Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM)
  • A phone call or conference with the student’s parents for opinions and feedback on reclassification
  • Score Standards Met or Exceeded on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in ELA or district assessments

Please see the links below for additional ELPAC information including sample questions from the exam:

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meetings

When: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Spring Grove School — Classroom 4

2023-2024 DatesPAC Agendas, Approved Minutes, & Slides
Sep 6, 2023PDF
Oct 4, 2023
Nov 15, 2023
Dec 13, 2023
Feb 7, 2024
Mar 13, 2024

2022-23 Meeting Archive

2022-2023 DatesPAC Agendas, Approved Minutes, & Slides
Sep 14, 2022PDF
Oct 12, 2022PDF
Nov 9, 2022PDF
Jan 25, 2023PDF
Mar 1, 2023PDF
Apr 26, 2023PDF

2021-22 Meeting Archive

2021-2022 DatesPAC Agendas, Approved Minutes, & Slides
Nov 3, 2021PDF
Dec 15, 2021 PDF
Feb 9, 2022PDF
March 9, 2022PDF
April 6, 2022
May 4, 2022PDF

For more information please contact:

Spring Grove School office at (831) 637—3745
Alma Nandino, Data Support Specialist, ext. 100
Hilda Perez, School Secretary, ext. 101
Gabriella Armenta, Director, ext. 110