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Title III

about 1 month ago

Part A of Title III is officially known as the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act.  The Act states that Limited English Proficient (LEP) students must not only attain English proficiency but simultaneously meet the same academic standards as their English-speaking peers in all content areas. Federal funding is provided to assist State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in meeting these requirements.

While the main purpose of Title III regulations and funding are to ensure language proficiency and on grade-level academic performance of LEP students, there are also regulations regarding parent communication. Any LEA that receives Title III funding is obligated to inform families and communities of LEP and immigrant children about their ESL programming and how they can assist in their child’s progress.  In addition, all schools (whether or not they receive Title III funding) are required to provide appropriate communication with all parents and guardians regardless of their native language and the percentage of non-English parents are a part of the school community.

Title I funds are not used for Title III language instruction in RUSD.


ELPAC

about 1 month ago

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English or American Sign Language are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP) upon entry into California schools. In California, the ELP assessment is the ELPAC, or English Language Proficiency Assessment for California.

The Initial ELPAC allows schools to identify students who should be considered an English Language Learner in order to provide support for English Language Development (ELD). Schools also give a Summative ELPAC test each year to students who are still learning English.

Frequently Asked Questions:

For answers to “What is the purpose of the ELPAC?” and “Who must take the ELPAC?” and other frequently asked questions, please visit the ELPAC FAQ Web page.

Released Test Questions

ELPAC sample questions (i.e., released test questions)

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DELAC

about 1 month ago

DISTRICT ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DELAC) 

 

  • DELAC provides an opportunity for parents from all RUSD schools to work together to support second language learners.
  • DELAC proporciona una oportunidad para que los padres de todas las escuelas de RUSD a trabajar juntos para apoyar a estudiantes de un segundo idioma.
  • All DELAC meetings will be held at the Ramona Community Library in the Community Room. There will be activities for children provided by the Community Library staff.
  • Todas las reuniones DELAC se llevarán a cabo en la Biblioteca Comunitaria de Ramona en el Salón Comunitario. Habrá actividades para los niños proporcionados por el personal de la biblioteca comunitaria.
Click here for more information, including meeting dates.

2018-2019 DELAC Meetings
October 4th, 2018 - District Office Boardroom

February 21, 2019, 6:00 pm, Ramona Public Library

May 16, 2019, 6:00 pm, Ramona Public Library