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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms used in CBEDS and Language Census data reports.

Most of the data in demographic reports are from two major data systems: the Language Census (R30-LC) and the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), which consists of the School Information Form (SIF), the County/District Information Form (CDIF), and the Professional Assignment Information Form (PAIF). The data collected from these systems are distributed to schools, districts, parents, legislative groups, control agencies, California Department of Education management and staff, the media, and the general public.

An alphabetical list containing the terms used in the demographic reports is provided below. After the definition of each term, is the code for the associated data system.

Select a letter below to jump to the appropriate section of the glossary.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Academic Subjects Through the Primary Language (L1 Instruction)

English learner (EL) students (formerly referred to as limited-English-proficient (LEP) students) receive a program of English-language development (ELD) and, at a minimum, two academic subjects taught through the primary language (L1). Primary language instruction is provided (1) for kindergarten through grade six, at a minimum, in language arts (including reading and writing) and in mathematics, science, or social science; or (2) for grades seven through twelve, at a minimum, in two academic subjects required for grade promotion or graduation. The curriculum is equivalent to that provided to fluent-English-proficient (FEP) and English-only students. Students being taught academic subjects through the primary language may also be receiving specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE). See the definition for SDAIE. Primary language instruction is provided by teachers with a California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CCTC) bilingual authorization in the primary language. (R30-LC)

Administrators

Administrators are certificated employees who are not teachers or student services personnel. Administrators include principals, assistant principals, program directors or coordinators, and other certificated staff members who are not providing direct services to students. (CBEDS - PAIF)

African American, Not of Hispanic Origin

This category applies to the ethnic group of non-Hispanic persons who have origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. In 1998–99, the name for this ethnic group was changed from Black, Not of Hispanic Origin to reflect the new federal standards and current use. (CBEDS)

All Other Bilingual Paraprofessionals (Aides)

These aides are all the bilingual paraprofessionals who are not reported on the annual Language Census as being teamed with teachers who have not completed certification. These paraprofessionals provide primary language support and meet the same district criteria as the aides who are teamed with teachers. (R30-LC)

Alternative Course of Study

An alternative course of study contains classes where EL students are taught English and other subjects through bilingual education techniques or other generally recognized methodologies permitted by law. The students enrolled have been (1) granted a parental exception waiver pursuant to California Education Code sections 310 and 311; or (2) placed in any alternative education program operated under the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's waiver authority (Education Code section 58509) when such an alternative for EL students was established specifically to waive one or more of the Education Code sections 300 through 340; or (3) enrolled in a charter school program that offers any alternative course of study for EL students. (R30-LC)

Alternative Education

Alternative education is a course of study prescribed by the Education Code (see section 51225.3 [b]) that is different from, and an alternative to, conventional instruction. For a district, alternative education may be mandated (as in a continuation high school) or optional (as with independent study, a "magnet" school, or a partnership academy). For students and teachers, an alternative school or program provides an option in which participation is voluntary. See the definitions for Continuation Classes, Community/Experience Based, Opportunity, Magnet, Pregnancy/Parenting, Independent Study, and Other Programs. (CBEDS - SIF)

AM_IND

See the definition for American Indian or Alaska Native below. (CBEDS)

American Indian or Alaska Native

In 1998-99 the following definition was modified to reflect the new federal standards and current use: The ethnic group of a person who has origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. (CBEDS)

Before 1998-99 the definition was as follows: The ethnic group of a person who has origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

Asian

Asian is the ethnic group of a person who has origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. (CBEDS)

Average Class Size

The average class size is determined by dividing the enrollment in classes by number of classes. For example, if a district has 1,000 students enrolled in 40 journalism classes, the average class size is 25. The calculation of average class size excludes special education classes and other instruction-related assignments, department chair assignments, classes with zero enrollment, and classes with enrollment exceeding 50. (CBEDS - PAIF)


B

Bilingual Paraprofessionals (Aides) Teamed with Teachers in Training for CCTC Bilingual Authorization

These aides are paraprofessionals who are teamed with teachers in training for the purpose of providing academic instruction through the primary language. They should meet the district's criteria that ensure aides are able to speak, understand, read, and write English and the primary language of the English learners and be familiar with the cultural heritage of the English learners. (R30-LC)

Black, Not of Hispanic Origin

See the definition for African American, Not of Hispanic Origin. (CBEDS)


C

California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)

The California Basic Educational Data System is an annual data collection, distributed in October, that is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect the following categories of data from California public schools (K-12): enrollment, graduates, dropouts, vocational education, alternative education, adult education, course enrollment, classified staff, certificated staff, technology, teacher shortage, and demand. Three separate forms are used to collect these data: the County/District Information Form (CDIF), the School Information Form (SIF), and the Professional Assignment Information Form (PAIF).

CBEDS

See definition for California Basic Educational Data System.

CDS Code

The county/district/school (CDS) code is a 14-digit code that is used as the official identification for a school within California. The first two digits identify the county, the next five digits identify the school district, and the last seven digits identify the school. (CBEDS/R30-LC)

Classified Staff

A classified employee is an employee of a school district who is in a position not requiring certification. The classified staff data are collected in three subgroups with an individual staff member counted in only one of the subgroups. The "paraprofessional" subgroup consists of teaching assistants, teacher's aides, pupil services aides, and library aides. The "office/clerical" staff are the employees who perform clerical or administrative support duties, such as a school secretary. The "other" subgroup consists of the remaining noncertificated staff, such as custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers. The numbers of classified staff members do not include preschool, adult education, or regional occupational center or program classified employees. The data are not collected in a manner that will allow full-time equivalent (FTE) reporting. (CBEDS SIF/CDIF)

Community/Experienced Based

(See Alternative Education)

A community/experienced based instructional program is an educational program that takes place in the community; for example, community service, internships, city (or community) as school, school without walls, and experience- or field-based education. Community/experienced based education does not include community day schools. (CBEDS - SIF)

Computers

Computers that are owned or leased by the school and are used for instructionally-related purposes (e.g., direct instruction, curriculum development, classroom management, preparation of instructional materials, or similar activities) fit in this category. (CBEDS - SIF)

Continuation Classes

(See Alternative Education)

These classes that meet the mandate for continuation education and are maintained for students enrolled in the comprehensive high school or a continuation high school. (CBEDS - SIF)


D

Dropout Rates

Dropout rates are calculated from data reported for grades nine through twelve. Although dropout data are collected from grades seven through twelve, only dropout data from grades nine through twelve are included in most reports. The California Department of Education uses the annual (one-year) dropout rate, which is essentially the same as the event dropout rate that is used by the National Center for Education Statistics when comparing states and districts, and a four-year derived rate. (CBEDS - SIF)

By using dropout and enrollment counts from the same year, the annual dropout rate is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts in grades nine through twelve by the total enrollment in those grades. The formulas for both rates are as follows:

1 Year Rate Formula: The number of dropouts from grades nine through twelve divided by grades nine through twelve enrollment (including ungraded secondary) multiplied by 100.

Example: 8/400 x 100=2.0

Four-Year Derived Rate Formula: (1- (1- dropouts from grade nine / enrollment in grade nine) x (1- dropouts from grade ten / enrollment in grade ten) x (1- dropouts from grade eleven / enrollment in grade eleven) x (1- dropouts from grade twelve / enrollment in grade twelve)) x 100 = rate

Example: (1-(1- 2/41) x (1- 1/20) x (1- 1/9) x (1- 1/11)) x 100 = 27.0

Note: In reports showing more than one year of data, the dropouts recorded before 1991–92 did not include grade nine.


E

EL

See the definition for English Learner. (R30-LC)

ELD

See the definition for English Language Development. (R30-LC)

ELD and Academic Subjects Through the Primary Language (L1)

See the definitions for ELD and Academic Subjects through the Primary Language. (R30-LC)

ELD and Specially Designated Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE)

See the definitions for ELD and Specially Designated Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE). (R30-LC)

ELD and Specially Designated Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) with Primary Language Support

This term describes a setting in which EL students receive ELD and, at a minimum, two academic subjects required for grade promotion or graduation taught through SDAIE with Primary Language Support (L1 support) in at least two academic subject areas. Primary language support is instructional support through the student's primary language and does not replace academic instruction taught through the primary language but may be used to clarify meaning and to facilitate student comprehension of academic content area concepts taught mainly through English. The support may also include oral language development in the student's primary language. (R30-LC)

English-Language Development (ELD)

English-Language development is a specialized program of English language instruction appropriate for the English learner (EL) student's (formerly LEP students) identified level of language proficiency. This program is implemented and designed to promote second language acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (R30-LC)

English Language Mainstream Classroom - Parental Request

At the request of a parent or guardian, English learners who have not met local district criteria for having achieved a "good working knowledge" of English are enrolled in classes where they are provided with additional and appropriate services. Transferring an English learner from a structured English immersion classroom to an English language mainstream classroom is done with the permission of a parent or guardian of the English learner. (R30-LC)

English Language Mainstream Classroom - Students Meeting Criteria

English learners who have met local district criteria for having achieved a "good working knowledge" (also defined as "reasonable fluency") of English are enrolled in classes where they are provided with additional and appropriate services. (R30-LC)

English Learner (EL) Students (Formerly Known as Limited-English-Proficient or LEP)

English learner students are those students for whom there is a report of a primary language other than English on the state-approved Home Language Survey and who, on the basis of the state approved oral language (grades kindergarten through grade twelve) assessment procedures and literacy (grades three through twelve only), have been determined to lack the clearly defined English language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing necessary to succeed in the school's regular instructional programs. (R30-LC)

Enrollment

Enrollment is the number of kindergarten through grade twelve public students enrolled on "Information Day," a Wednesday in early October of the school year indicated. (CBEDS-SIF)

Ethnic Group

An ethnic group is the ethnic category that most closely reflects a person's recognition in the community. In 1998-99, the following racial and ethnic categories were modified to reflect the new federal standards and current use: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; African American, Not of Hispanic Origin (formerly known as Black, Not of Hispanic Origin); Filipino; Hispanic or Latino; Pacific Islander; White, Not of Hispanic Origin; and Multiple or No Response (new interim category). (CBEDS)

Note: See each race or ethnic group for a complete definition.


F

FEP

See the definition for fluent-English-proficient (FEP). (R30-LC)

Filipino

Filipino is the ethnic group of a person who has origins in any of the original peoples of the Philippine Islands. (CBEDS)

Fluent-English-Proficient (FEP)

Students who are fluent-English-proficient are the students whose primary language is other than English and who have met the district criteria for determining proficiency in English (i.e., those students who were identified as FEP on initial identification and students redesignated from limited-English-proficient [LEP] or English learner [EL] to FEP). (R30-LC)

FTE

Full-time equivalent (FTE) is the percentage of time a staff member works represented as a decimal. A full-time position is 1.00, a half-time position is .50 and a quarter-time position is .25 (see the definitions for FTE Teachers, FTE Pupil Services, and FTE Administrators). (CBEDS)

FTE Administrators

FTE administrators represent the total number of administrator positions. This number will be different than the total number of administrators if there are any administrators who work more or less than full-time (see the definitions of Administrators and FTE). (CBEDS-PAIF)

FTE Pupil Services

FTE pupil services represent the total number of pupil services positions. This number will be different than the total number of pupil services staff members if there are any pupil services staff who work more or less than full-time (see the definitions of Pupil Services Personnel and FTE). (CBEDS-PAIF)

FTE Teachers

FTE teachers represent the total number of teacher positions. This number will be different than the total number of teachers if there are any teachers who work more or less than full-time (see the definition of FTE). (CBEDS-PAIF)


G

GATE

See the definition of Gifted and Talented Education. (CBEDS-CDIF)

GED

Taking the General Educational Development (GED) examination provides persons who did not complete high school with an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate. The GED certificate is accepted at community colleges and for employment purposes. (CBEDS-SIF)

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Students who are enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school and are identified as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance capability, are enrolled in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). High performance capability is defined by each school district governing board. Each district shall use one or more of the following categories in defining the capability: intellectual, creative, specific academic, leadership, high achievement, performing and visual arts talent, or any other criterion proposed by the district and approved by the State Board of Education in the district's GATE application. (CBEDS-CDIF)

Grade Span

Grade span is a range of the lowest and highest grade levels served by a school or district. (CBEDS-SIF)

Graduates

The term graduates applies to the number of twelfth-grade graduates who received a diploma in the school year indicated or the summer following that year. The term graduates does not include students graduating on the basis of the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE), from programs administered by a community college, from adult education programs or receiving a General Educational Development certificate (GED). When using graduation data files, be careful to identify the year of data correctly. Graduate counts are often stored with other data collected at the same time, so they represent the number of graduates from the previous year. (CBEDS-SIF)

Graduates from Independent Study

Graduates from independent study are the students who were enrolled in independent study and who either graduated from high school or successfully completed a high school equivalency exam (i.e., GED or CHSPE). (CBEDS-SIF)


H

Hispanic or Latino

The ethnic group of a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. In 1998-99, the title of this ethnic group was modified from Hispanic to reflect the new federal standards and more current use. (CBEDS)

I

Independent Study

(See Alternative Education)

Independent study is an individualized education plan designed to meet a student's needs. As a part of this plan, a student may enter into an agreement (contract) with the district to complete specific assignments under the supervision of a teacher. (CBEDS-SIF)

Internet

An Internet class is a classroom or other instructional setting at a school, such as a computer lab, library, or career center, with an Internet connection. (CBEDS-SIF)


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L

L1 Instruction

See the definition for Academic Subjects through the Primary Language (L1 instruction). (R30-LC)

Language Census (Form R30-LC)

The Language Census (form R30-LC) is an annual data collection that takes place in March and is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect the following categories of data: number of English learner students (EL) and fluent-English-proficient (FEP) students in California public schools (kindergarten through grade twelve) by grade and primary language; the number of EL students enrolled in instructional settings or receiving services by type; the number of students redesignated from EL to FEP from the prior year; and the number of certified staff members providing instructional services to EL students. (R30-LC)

Note: English learner (EL) students were formerly known as limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. This change was made in the spring of 1999.

Latino

See the definition for Hispanic or Latino. (CBEDS)

Limited-English-Proficient (LEP)

(See the new definition for English learner students.)

Limited-English-proficient (LEP) students are those students for whom there is a report of a primary language other than English on the state-approved Home Language Survey and who, on the basis of the state-approved oral language (kindergarten through grade twelve) assessment procedures and literacy (grades three through twelve only), have been determined to lack the clearly defined English language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing necessary to succeed in the school's regular instructional programs. This term was replaced with the term English learner beginning with the 1998–99 data collection. (R30-LC)


M

Magnet

(See Alternative Education)

Any program or school within a school designed to attract students away from their school of residence. A magnet school or program is established and operates on the basis of a particular curriculum theme or a particular instructional mode or structure and may or may not be intended for achieving racial balance. (CBEDS-SIF)

Multiple or No Response

This new racial or ethnic designation was used, beginning with the 1998-99 data collection and is likely an interim measure. This category is only to be used to report aggregated data from districts and schools that have decided to allow parents or students to identify more than one race or ethnicity or to not make any identification. This designation has been added to provide reporting flexibility to districts that may already be implementing the federal standards adopted in 1997. This category should not be used for local collection of racial or ethnic data from persons and there is no requirement that districts change their racial or ethnic data collection at this time. (CBEDS)


N

Not Receiving Instructional Services

This category was used to report the limited-English-proficient (LEP) students who are not receiving any specialized instructional services related to language learning. This term will not be used on the Language Census after 1999.


O

OFF-FT

The number of full-time office or clerical staff are recorded under OFF-FT. (CBEDS-SIF/CDIF)

OFF-PT

The number of part-time office or clerical staff are recorded under OFF-PT. (CBEDS-SIF/CDIF)

Opportunity

(See Alternative Education)

The term opportunity encompasses any instructional program for students at-risk, with specialized curriculum, counseling, and psychological services for rehabilitation purposes that is not a permanent alternative to regular education. Opportunity programs are typically provided in one classroom with one or more teachers. See Education Code sections 48630-48637. (CBEDS-SIF)

Other Bilingual Paraprofessionals (Aides)

These aides are paraprofessionals who provide primary language support or primary language instruction to English learners and are not teamed with teachers in training. They should meet the district's criteria that ensure aides are able to speak, understand, read, and write English and the primary language of the English learners and are familiar with the cultural heritage of the English learners. (R30-LC)

Other Classified Staff

The category other classified staff contains the number of full-time, or part-time, classified staff that are recorded in the subcategory of "other" (e.g., bus drivers, custodians, food service workers, noncertificated managers, and so forth). (CBEDS-SIF/CDIF)

Other Instructional Services

An instructional service specifically designed for EL students but that does not fit the description of ELD, ELD and SDAIE, ELD and SDAIE with Primary Language Support, or ELD and Academic Subjects Through the Primary Language. (R30-LC)

Other Instructional Settings

These settings are classes or any other instructional setting other than Structured English Immersion, Alternative Course of Study, and English Language Mainstream Classroom - Students Meeting Criteria or Parental Request. These instructional settings are explicitly authorized by Education Code sections 300 through 340. (R30-LC)

Other Non-English Languages

Other non-English languages include other non-English languages reported on the Language Census where the appropriate primary language is not one of the choices provided. In some reports, where specific languages are listed, this term will refer to all languages other than those listed. (R30-LC)

Other Programs

(See Alternative Education)

This category contains all the alternative programs or educational options not encompassed by continuation classes, community- or experience-based, independent study, magnet, opportunity, and pregnancy or parenting. (CBEDS-SIF)


P

PAC-ISLD

See the definition for Pacific Islander below. (CBEDS)

Pacific Islander

In 1998–99, the following definition was modified to reflect the new federal standards and current use: The ethnic group of a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands, excluding the Philippine Islands (see Filipino). (CBEDS)

Before 1998–99 the definition was as follows: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian islands, excluding the Philippines.

PARA_FT

This category contains the number of full-time paraprofessional staff (teaching aides, library aides, pupil service aides). (CBEDS-SIF/CDIF)

PARA_PT

Number of part-time paraprofessional staff (teaching aides, library aides, pupil service aides). (CBEDS-SIF/CDIF)

Paraprofessionals (Aides) Teamed with Teachers in Training Providing Primary Language Instruction

(See the definition for Teachers in Training for a CTC Bilingual Authorization)

These aides are bilingual paraprofessionals who are teamed with the teachers in training for the purpose of providing academic instruction through the primary language. These aides should meet (per R30 Instructions) district criteria that ensure they are (1) able to speak, understand, read, and write English and the primary language of the English learner (EL) students (formerly LEP students); and (2) familiar with the cultural heritage of the EL students. (R30-LC)

Pregnancy/Parenting

(See Alternative Education)

This category contains the total number of identified pregnant or parenting female and expectant or parenting male students who receive specialized services (e.g., child care, classes, counseling, case management, and so forth) through the school or program in which they are enrolled. (CBEDS-SIF)

Primary Language

The primary language is the language that is identified for K–12 students at the local level from information gathered on the Home Language Survey to determine whether a student should be assessed with the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The primary language, also known as "native language," should be identified only once during the course of a student's school career and should never change. For pre-kindergarten students, this is identified at the local level from either the "Home Language Survey" if available, or the "Confidential Application for Child Development Services and Certification of Eligibility" form (CD-9600), using the "Native Language" section. If these two forms are not available, and no other reliable resource for this information is available, then LEAs should use the language spoken most frequently by adults in the home.

The languages reported by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) represent languages other than English that were reported and used as an indication that the student needed to be assessed for English leaner services on the CELDT. You can access the most current list of languages reported to CALPADS by viewing the current CALPADS Code Set document (Code Set Name = Language). A verification of these languages is obtained from the book Ethnologue - Languages of the World External link opens in new window or tab., available on the Internet.

Primary Language Support

Primary language support is instructional support provided through the English learner (EL) student's (formerly LEP students) primary language. This support does not take the place of academic instruction through the primary language but may be used to clarify meaning and facilitate student comprehension of academic content area concepts taught mainly through English. It may also include oral language development in the EL student's primary language. Primary l2anguage support may be provided by credentialed teachers fluent in the EL student's primary language or by bilingual paraprofessionals (aides). The aides are supervised by a credentialed teacher. (R30-LC)

Pupil Services Personnel

Pupil services personnel are certificated employees who provide direct services to students but are not teachers. Pupil services employees include counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, research specialists, speech specialists, and other medical personnel. (CBEDS-PAIF)

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

The enrollment in a school or district is divided by the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of teachers to obtain the pupil/teacher ratio. (See the definition for FTE.) For example, if a district has 1,000 students enrolled and 50 FTE teachers, the ratio is 20 pupils to every teacher. (CBEDS-SIF/PAIF)


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R

R30-LC (Form)

(See the definition for Language Census).

Rank

The number assigned to a district or school to designate its relative position is determined by a factor, such as enrollment. For instance, the district in California with the largest enrollment would have an enrollment rank of "1". (CBEDS)

Redesignated FEP

This category contains English learner (EL) students (formerly LEP students) who were redesignated as FEP (fluent-English-proficient) since the prior year census. These students are redesignated according to the multiple criteria, standards, and procedures adopted by the district and demonstrate that students being redesignated have an English language proficiency comparable to that of average native English speakers. (R30-LC)


S

SDAIE

(See the definition for Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English below). (R30-LC)

Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE)

Specially Designated Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) is an approach to teach academic courses to English learner (EL) students (formerly LEP students) in English. It is designed for nonnative speakers of English and focuses on increasing the comprehensibility of the academic courses typically provided to FEP and English-only students in the district. Students reported in this category receive a program of ELD and, at a minimum, two academic subjects required for grade promotion or graduation taught through (SDAIE). (R30-LC)

Structured English Immersion

Classes where EL students who have not yet met local district criteria for having achieved a "good working knowledge" (also defined as "reasonable fluency") of English are enrolled in an English language acquisition process for young children in which nearly all classroom instruction is in English but consists of a curriculum and presentation designed for children who are learning the language. (R30-LC)


T

Teachers in Training for a CCTC Bilingual Authorization (Providing Primary Language, ELD, and/or SDAIE Instruction to English Learner [EL] Students)

Teachers who, on an interim basis, have been teamed with a bilingual paraprofessional (or aide) to meet the primary language instruction staffing need in response to a district shortage of qualified bilingual teachers; or, teachers who were documented to have the required language skills of the EL students (i.e., authorized foreign trained teachers providing content instruction in the native language) and not teamed with an aide. Each teacher has completed or is currently enrolled in training that will qualify him or her for either a bilingual certificate issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); or designation as a primary language teacher by the district. (R30-LC)

Teachers in Training for SDAIE and/or ELD Teaching Authorization (Providing ELD and/or SDAIE Instruction to English Learner (EL) Students)

Teachers in training for a SDAIE authorization and providing SDAIE and/or ELD to English learner (EL) students should be enrolled in either Crosscultural Language Acquisition Development (CLAD) training or Senate Bill SB1969 staff development training with a SDAIE focus. Teachers providing ELD only to EL students should hold a CCTC ESL supplementary authorization or be enrolled in either CLAD training or SB1969 staff development training with an ELD focus for EL students in a self-contained classroom. (R30-LC)

Teachers Providing Primary Language Instruction to EL Students

These teachers provide English-language development (ELD), and teach at least two academic subjects that are required for grade promotion and graduation, and teach English learner (EL) students primarily through the primary language (L1). English-language development (ELD) instruction is designed to promote efficient acquisition of skills needed to communicate effectively in English. (R30-LC)

Teachers Providing SDAIE and ELD

These teachers provide English-language development and teach at least two academic subjects required for grade promotion and graduation. These courses are taught to English learners through specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE). The SDAIE method is used to teach academic courses in English to English learners and is designed to increase the level of understanding of the English instruction. (R30-LC)

Teachers with a CCTC Bilingual Authorization (Providing Primary Language, ELD, and/or SDAIE Instruction to English Learner [EL] Students)

These teachers have (1) a valid California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Bilingual Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificates, (2) a Bilingual Crosscultural Certificate of Competence (BCC), or (3) other CCTC authorization for bilingual education, including emergency or sojourn authorizations.

Note: District Designated Primary Language Teachers (option 3) are those teaches who have met CDE-approved district-adopted criteria for primary language instruction. (R30-LC)

Teachers with a CCTC SDAIE or ELD Teaching Authorization (Providing ELD and/or SDAIE Instruction to English Learner [EL] Students)

Teachers who hold a valid regular California teaching credential and (1) who have a valid Crosscultural Language Academic Development (CLAD) or Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate issued by the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); or (2) who hold an ESL supplementary authorization issued by the CCTC. (R30-LC)

Teachers with SB1969 Certificate of Completion or CDE Approved District Designated (Providing ELD, and/or SDAIE Instruction to English Learner [EL] Students)

These teachers hold an Senate Bill SB1969 certificate of completion of Staff Development or are CDE-approved district-designated ELD teachers (option 3). Teachers in training for SDAIE or ELD Teaching Authorization are as follows: The SDAIE Teachers in Training who are providing SDAIE and ELD or SDAIE only to EL students are enrolled in either CLAD training or SB1969 staff development training with a SDAIE instructional focus. Teachers only providing ELD to EL students must hold a CCTC ESL supplementary authorization or be enrolled in either CLAD training or SB1969 staff development training with an ELD focus for EL students in a self-contained classroom. A description of the training program for these teachers should be included in the district's Plan to Remedy the Shortage of Qualified Staff or 1997–98 English Learner Staffing Plan Annual Report. (R30-LC)


U

UC/CSU Eligible Graduates

The number of twelfth grade graduates, for the year identified, completing all the courses required for UC and/or CSU entrance requirements with a grade of "C" or better are UC-/CSU-eligible graduates. Users of the data files, need to be careful to identify the year of data correctly. Graduate counts are often stored with other data collected at the same time, so the counts represent the number of graduates from the previous year. (CBEDS-SIF)

Ungraded Elementary (Kindergarten through Grade Eight)

Ungraded elementary means any student in kindergarten through grade eight in an ungraded program. This category may include special education students in special day classes. (CBEDS-SIF)

Ungraded Secondary (Grades Nine through Twelve)

Ungraded secondary means any student in grades nine through twelve (excluding adults in a kindergarten through grade twelve program) in an ungraded program. This category may include special education students in special day classes (including special education adults under 23 years of age). (CBEDS-SIF)


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W

White, Not of Hispanic Origin

This category is for the ethnic group of a non-Hispanic person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East (e.g., England, Portugal, Egypt, and Iran). (CBEDS)

Wide Area Network (WAN)

(See the definition for Internet)

Wide area network is a network that connects Local Area Networks (LANs) and single computer systems to other systems and other LANs outside the building. Most WANs are connected by way of the Internet, Bitnet, or other networks. (CBEDS-SIF)

Withdrawn from all Services

English learner (EL) students who have been withdrawn from all bilingual instructional services (including ELD) by their parent(s) or guardian(s) are described by this term. This term will not be used on the Language Census after 1999.


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