ELD Program

Wida Framework

We teach our K-12 EL learners to understand and use the English language, preparing each student to participate fully and effectively in social and academic endeavors.  Our vision is to see our students purposefully engaged with their English speaking peers in the academic learning of the content classroom while steadily and adequately growing in English language proficiency. 

Our goal for student learning is based on current research by CDE and the WIDA Consortium; the EL learner will increase by one overall language proficiency level each year.  Finally, EL learner performance objectives are drawn from WIDA’s performance criteria; EL learners will master English in vocabulary usage, language forms and conventions, and linguistic complexity (WIDA, 2013).