English Learner Supports

Integrated and Designated English Language Development

Instructional Services offers direct support to districts and schools to assist with the implementation of the English Language Development standards.  Our support provides a deeper dive into California’s new English language development (ELD) standards to learn how they work in tandem with the California Standards to accelerate English learners’ (ELs) academic and linguistic progress in all subject areas.  This support will help clarify integrated ELD, in which all teachers of ELs use the ELD standards in tandem with the focal California Standards, and designated ELD, a protected time during the regular school day in which teachers use the California 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.  As part of the support, teachers will learn strategies and resources for continuous learning and instructional planning to support English language learners.


The California English Learner Roadmap
State Board of Education Policy (SBE July 12, 2017)  – provides guidance and articulates a common vision and mission for educating our English learners.

ELA/ELD Framework (CA Dept of Education)

English Learners – Specialized Programs (CA Dept of Education)

English Learners FAQ – Resources (CA Dept of Education)

English Language Development Standards – Resources (CA Dept of Education)
California E-standards

English Language Learners – NCTE

TESOL International Association