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SLZUSD Recognizes Accomplishments in English Development and World Languages

128 Students Earn Reclassification and 93 Students Earn Biliteracy Awards in 2019.
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the San Lorenzo Unified School District held the Annual Pathways to Bi-literacy Awards to celebrate our students who have been reclassified as Fluent English Proficient , those on the Pathway to Biliteracy and those who have earned The California State Seal of Biliteracy.

128 – Students Reclassified as Fluent English Proficient
13 - High school students are receiving the Official State Seal
66 - Middle school students will be recognized for the Pathway to Biliteracy
14 - Elementary school students will be recognized for the Pathway to Biliteracy

English learners who have demonstrated proficiency in English and met language proficiency and academic targets are “reclassified” and considered fluent English proficient. The District’s goal is for every English Learner in our district to reclassify. This year, 128 students earned this distinction!

To earn the Seal, students must demonstrate English competency by meeting specific state requirements, demonstrating fluency in a language other than English and receiving good grades in all English classes required for high school graduation. World language competency must be demonstrated through a four-year course of study in a world language or by passing a test (such as the Advanced Placement exam or a school district language examination).
 
The large crowd was entertained by San Lorenzo High School's own dance group, OT7 and heard from Arroyo graduate and Seal of Biliteracy Recipient, Brenda Garibay. 

On behalf of the District’s English Language Learner Program and District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), San Lorenzo Unified congratulates our Reclassified students, those who are on the Pathway to Biliteracy and our high school seniors, celebrating their linguistic accomplishments in earning the State Seal of Biliteracy. Congratulations!


ELD Common Core Standards

ELD Common Core: These standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in August of 2013.The standards span K-12 and are organized around proficiency levels "Emerging", "Expanding" and "Bridging".  These are the standards that English Learners must be able to master in order to access grade level ELA Common Core Standards.

2014 Revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

The California State Board of Education adopted the ELA/ELD Framework on July 9, 2014. This version of the ELA/ELD Framework will remain posted while it is edited for publication.

English Language Development Standards

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ELD Common Core: These standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in August of 2013.The standards span K-12 and are organized around proficiency levels "Emerging", "Expanding" and "Bridging".  These are the standards that English Learners must be able to master in order to access grade level ELA Common Core Standards.

2014 Revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

The California State Board of Education adopted the ELA/ELD Framework on July 9, 2014. This version of the ELA/ELD Framework will remain posted while it is edited for publication.

English Language Development Standards

Information about the update, revision, and alignment of the state's current English Language Development (ELD) standards to the CCSS for English Language Arts.

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The Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district or county office of education in recognition to students who have studied and attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English, by the time they graduate.

To qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy High School students must meet the criteria established by Assembly Bill 815 (Brownley, Chapter 618, Statues of 2011) it became effective January 1st, 2012

The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. Our vision is to help students recognize the value of their academic success and see the tangible benefits of being bilingual.

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