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ELD Academy

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to be assessed in English language proficiency (ELP). In California, the ELP assessment is the CELDT. The CELDT allows schools to identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English. The students who are currently in ELD at Johnson Middle School are participating in a program that addresses the 4 main areas of the CELDT test.


This is the current schedule that is followed for the English Language Development (ELD) class.
Mondays- Listening/Reading
Tuesdays- Reading Comprehension
Wednesdays- Quill (interactive program)
Thursdays- Speaking
Friday- Writing lesson with ELD specialist

Quill is an online interactive writing and grammar program that helps students with the basics of writing. Students are able to work at their own pace to master the skills needed to pass the writing portion of the CELDT Test.


Helpful Links
California Department of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/el/

ELD Standards
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/eldstandards.asp

California Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions about CELDT
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/el/celdtfaq.asp