Assets-Oriented and Needs Responsive Schools
Pre-schools and schools are responsive to different English learner (EL) strengths, needs, and identities and support the socio-emotional health and development of English learners. Programs value and build upon the cultural and linguistic assets students bring to their education in safe and affirming school climates. Educators value and build strong family, community, and school partnerships.
Resources Related to this Principle
Use these resources to help build your journey. Resource are specific to example element and example element.
This Self-Reflection Rubric can be used to evaluate practices at schools, districts, and county offices of education from preschool through higher education. Please use this rubric prior to submitting a practice to the EL Roadmap Example Survey.
This report was written in collaboration with Californians Together and Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University, The Appendix includes exemplary excerpts from LCAPs.
Start Your Improvement Journey
After exploring this principle, we suggest that LEAs select an element to improve in their system. Below is an example of an improvement journey focused on an element in this principle. Following the example is a link to a template for LEAs to begin their own improvement journey. This Needs Assessment can help LEAs select a principle or element to focus their efforts.
Illustrative Case Examples
The examples below were submitted by local educational agencies (LEAs) and demonstrate Principle One and its corresponding elements in action. The illustrative examples will be updated as new submissions become available.
Illustrative Example: Sobrato Early Academic Language Model
This example, from the Sobrato Family Foundation, demonstrates Principle 1, Elements 1.A, 1.B, 1.C, and 1.D; Principle Two, Elements 2.A, 2.B, 2.C, 2.D, 2.E, and 2.G; and Principle Four, Element 4.A, in action.
Illustrative Example: My Name, My Identity
This example, from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, demonstrates Principle 1, Elements 1.A, 1.C, and 1.D and Principle Three, Element 3.A, in action.