ENGLISH LEARNER MASTER PLAN
All schools in California are required to:
- Ensure that English learners acquire full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible and attain parity with native speakers of English.
- Ensure that English learners, within a reasonable period of time, achieve the same rigorous grade-level academic standards that are expected of all students.
This updated English Learner Master Plan outlines how ACUSD and ACOE plan to accomplish these goals and was developed using the California Department of Education’s English Learner Roadmap and The California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
The plan provides specific procedural guidelines for the identification, assessment, and placement of students; reclassification of students; notification and involvement of parents; the formation and functioning of the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) and site English Learner Advisory Committees (ELACs); and the annual evaluation of English learner programs. It also includes specific details on resources available to our teachers from our adopted curriculum to support them with designated and integrated English language development (ELD) instruction.
This English Learner Master Plan received input and guidance from parents, bilingual para-educators, teachers, and administrators through our District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) and additional planning meetings.