• ALD (Academic Language Development): This English support class is intended for Long Term English Learners who have not yet met the requirements for reclassification and who continue to struggle academically. 

    CELDT (California English Language Development Test): This is the current English language proficiency assessment used by the state of California. The final year of CELDT administration is the 2017-2018 school year, during which the test will be used only for initial identification.

    Designated ELD:  Instruction in English language development at a protected time during the regular school day in which teachers used the CA ELD standards as the focal standards to build English language skills and support content learning in English.

    EL (English Learner): A student who is classified as an EL is one whose primary language is a language other than English, and who was identified as not being English proficient based on the initial CELDT score. An English learner student will remain classified as EL until the state requirements for reclassification are met.

    ELD (English Language Development): This English course (level 1, 2, and 3) is for students who have been in the United States for 5 years or less, and who score at the low levels of English proficiency as measured by the CELDT.

    ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California): The ELPAC is the new set of English language proficiency assessments for California that will replace the CELDT.  The first administration of the ELPAC will be in the spring of 2018.  There are two different forms of this test: a shorter initial assessment, used for initial identification of ELs; and a summative assessment, administered annually, to measure EL progress in English language development.

    EO (English Only): A student who is classified as an EO is one whose primary language is English.  This student does not take the CELDT.

    IFEP (Initial Fluent English Proficient): A student who is classified as an IFEP is a student whose score on the initial language proficiency assessment determines that the student is proficient in English. This student does not require English Learner services and is placed in the mainstream English program.

    Integrated ELD:  Instruction in English language development in which teachers use the CA ELD standards together with the Common Core State Standards for ELA literacy and other content standards.

    LTEL (Long Term English Learner): An LTEL is an English learner student who has been enrolled in U.S. schools for 6 years or more and is still classified as an EL.

    Primary Language Support: Support provided by a teacher or a paraprofessional utilizing the primary language of the EL student to facilitate learning in English.  This support may also include bilingual dictionaries, glossaries, texts, and other relevant materials written in the student's primary language.

    Reclassification: The process by which an English Learner is reclassified as fluent English proficient (RFEP) after demonstrating proficiency in English by meeting the required state criteria. The academic progress of reclassified students is monitored for 4 years after the date of reclassification and support services are provided, as needed, to ensure continued academic success.

    RFEP (Reclassified Fluent English Proficient): A student who is classified as RFEP is a student who was initially an English Learner, but has demonstrated English proficiency by meeting the state criteria for reclassification.

    SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English): SDEAIE is an instructional approach used in the academic content classes (such as social studies, science or literature) to teach both content and language to the students who are still learning English. 

    Sheltered (SH): The term is used in the course title of the content area classes in which the teachers utilize SDAIE strategies.