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EL Information and Resources

english learnersEnglish Language Learner Needs
General Resources:
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC - link to folder with several language versions available
ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
Initial ELPAC
    *Completing the Initial ELPAC Process - Quick Reference Guide
    * Listening Domain - Information Sheet
    * Speaking Domain - Information Sheet
    * Reading Domain - Information Sheet
    * Writing Domain - Information Sheet
Summative ELPAC
    * Transitioning from paper to computer-based Summative
    * Listening Domain - Information Sheet
    * Speaking Domain - Information Sheet
    * Reading Domain - Information Sheet
    * Writing Domain - Information Sheet
Suggested Examiner to Student Ratio by Grade Span
    * K-1:  one on one
    * Grade 2: 1-10 students per Test-Examiner
    * Grade 3-12: 1-15 students per Test-Examiner
 
ELPAC Resources:
Starting Smarter - for parents and families to learn more about domains tested and see sample score reports for the ELPAC and/or the CAASPP
* Take an ELPAC Test with Your Student - flyer for parents 

 

Other:
Smart Content Explorer - a user-friendly web tool that helps bridge the gap between the language of test developers and the language used by teachers in the classroom every day. It combines the information provided in the Smarter Balanced Content and Item Specifications—key resources used in test and item development—into an easy-to-use search interface. Users can access customized content generated by a quick search—by subject, grade, and target or standard—which includes the following:

·          Sample test items

·          Standard and target alignment

·          Depth of knowledge levels

·          Evidence statements

·          Guidance for selecting appropriate stimuli

·          Task models

 

Accessing Target Reports through CAASPP - a video instructional guide

 

Designated ELD - Start Smart Lessons for Elementary (from LAUSD)

LTEL Courses - Secondary Smart Start Lessons - Middle and High (from LAUSD)

Stanford School of Ed - ELA Teaching Resources

Stanford School of Ed - Supporting ELs in Mathematics

Article - Science and Language for English Language Learners in Relation to Next Generation Science Standards and with Implications for Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics

* The Shifts and ELLs - Implementing the Common Core with English Language Learners