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Supporting students with English language development

English proficiency levels at all ages require both integrated English language development (ELD) and specialized attention to students' particular language learning needs, or designated ELD. Such a multilayered application of the CA ELD Standards requires deep collaboration among educators, support for teachers, and, most importantly, a sustained focus on the strengths and needs of individual students who are English learners and a persistent belief that all students who are English learners can achieve the highest levels of academic and linguistic excellence (English Language Arts and English Language Development (ELA / ELD) Framework for California Public Schools, p. 119).

Integrated ELD

Integrated ELD, in which all teachers with ELs in their classrooms use the CA ELD standards in tandem with the focal CA CCSS for EL literacy and other content standards (ELA/ELD Framework, p. 106).

Designated ELD

​A protected time during the regular school day, in which teachers use the CA ELD standards as the focal standards in ways that build into and from content instruction in order to develop critical language ELs need for content learning in English (ELA / ELD Framework, p. 106).

California English Learner Roadmap

The San Diego County Office of Education has created this website as a resource to further assist local educational agencies' journeys in implementing the California Department of Education’s English Learner Roadmap.

Visit the EL Roadmap Website

english language development standards

The ELD standards, ELD video series, information, and resources to assist local educational agencies design, implement, and enhance integrated and designated ELD instruction for students learning English.

View ELD Standards

ela / eld framework

The State Board of Education adopted the English Language Arts / English Language Development (ELA / ELD) Framework at their July 9, 2014, meeting. This is the final, edited digital version of the ELA / ELD Framework, published July 2015.

View ELA / ELD Framework



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