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English Language Development (ELD) Review (District Level)

Detailed information on the District ELD Review (PDF)

Introduction

The Office of Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) offers a district-wide review of English language development program(s). The results and recommendations from the ELD Program Review will provide a framework to guide a district in establishing and/or improving upon the overall ELD programming at the district level system 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.

District reviews include focus groups with district leaders, school leaders, school instructional staff, and parents that occur onsite in-district over the course of 1.5 - 3 days, depending on scheduling priorities identified by district staff. Interviews and focus groups are conducted to obtain information and data related to the district 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