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English Language Development (ELD) Review – School

Detailed information on the School ELD Review (PDF)

Introduction

The Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) offers a school level review of English language development program(s). The results and recommendations from the ELD Program Review will provide a framework to guide in establishing and/or improving upon the overall ELD programming and systems that supports and is inclusive of the unique academic, linguistic, and social-emotional needs of English learners.

The foundation used for this initial review is Castaneda v. Pickard (1981), the landmark court case that established a three-prong approach to determine ELD quality programming with the Office for Civil Rights laws and Department of Justice court orders. The three-prong approach is as follows: Theory – educationally sound and research-based; Practice – effective implementation (transforming theory into practice with fidelity) with adequate resources and personnel; and Results – Analysis of information, program evaluation, modification, and plan for improvement.

School reviews include focus groups with school leadership, school instructional staff, and parents that occur onsite at the school over the course of 1.5 - 2 days, depending on scheduling priorities identified by school staff. Interviews and focus groups are conducted to obtain information and data related to the school’s ELD program.

Program Contact Information

Alice Collins
ELD Senior Consultant, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
(303) 866-6872 | Collins_Al@cde.state.co.us

Morgan Cox
Director, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
(303) 866-6784 | Cox_M@cde.state.co.us