English Language Learners

    • The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is home to over 1,700 English Learner students. As a district, we are committed to providing the resources and opportunities for our English Learners to master English and to succeed academically. Working in collaboration with parents, guardians, and staff, we will provide students with the skills needed to achieve mastery of the core curriculum and prepare for college and career.

      English Language Development

      Each English learner receives a program of instruction in English Language Development (ELD) in order to develop proficiency in English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as rapidly and as effectively as possible. ELD lessons are differentiated to be appropriate for students' varying levels of English proficiency. The recommended instructional delivery model is to cluster English learners by the English language proficiency levels as assessed by the English Language Assessments for California (ELPAC). 

      All of our K-5 teachers use Board-adopted materials for Designated and Integrated ELD. Our 6-12 teachers are currently piloting new materials that will include intgrated English Language Arts (ELA) and ELD materials. In addition to materials, our district currently has over 75 teachers trained in Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) who are using the 35 carefully designed strategies in their classrooms to support ELs.

      English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

      The ELPAC is California’s new assessment that has been used since spring 2018 to determine the English language proficiency (ELP) of students whose primary language is other than English. The ELPAC has replaced the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and is aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. The ELPAC assesses four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.