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EL Program

Los Angeles Elementary School students come from families from many countries around the world. In order to meet the needs of our diverse English Language Learners, the school administers The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to all English Language Learners within 30 days of enrollment. This test assesses students in the four language domains, which include listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Once an appropriate ELD level is established, students participate in ELD instruction with standards for each of the ELD levels that are the pathway to help students achieve proficiency in English Language Arts. Along with ELD portfolios and specially designed academic instruction in English, students are assessed annually with the CELDT to measure student progress in the four English language domains to ensure that students acquire full English proficiency as rapidly and effectively as possible.

CELDT: California English Language Development Test

• Administered within 30 calendar days of enrollment to determine initial English language proficiency level.

• Administered annually to determine progress in English language proficiency.

ELD Levels: English Language Development Levels

ELD 1 Beginning

o Students demonstrate lack of or little receptive English skills with limited oral and written production.

• ELD 2 Early Intermediate

o Students continue to develop receptive English skills. Oral and written production is limited to phrases, memorized statements and questions. Frequent errors may interfere with communication.

• ELD 3 Intermediate

o Students begin to tailor their English language skills to meet communication and learning demands. Oral and written production has been expanded to include sentences, paragraphs, original statements and questions.

• ELD 4 Early Advanced

o Students begin to combine the elements of the English language in complex, cognitively demanding situations. Oral and written production is characterized by more elaborate discourse, fully developed paragraphs and compositions.

• ELD 5 Advanced

o Students respond in English using extended vocabulary in social and academic discourse to negotiate meaning and apply knowledge across the content areas.



Lorena Rodriguez

Title I Bilingual Coordinator

Los Angeles ES

(323) 734-8233