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FAQs regarding English learners in California and appropriate teacher authorizations and links to Web sites with information about developing programs for linguistically and culturally diverse students.

English Language Development Standards
Assembly Bill 124 (Chapter 605, Statutes of 2011) requires the State Board of Education approve standards for English language development for pupils whose primary language is a language other than English. These standards shall be comparable in rigor and specificity to the standards for English language arts adopted.

Letters to Local Educational Agencies
Important communication to assist local educational agencies in providing appropriate services and programs for English learners.

Parental Waiver Notification
Notification letter to remind local educational agency about laws and regulations governing parental waivers as they relate to instruction for English learners.

State Seal of Biliteracy
This program recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English.

Frequently Asked Questions

English Learners (DOC)
Frequently asked questions about English learners in California.

English Learner Teacher Authorizations
Frequently asked questions about teacher authorizations for teachers of English learners.

Links to Resources

California Department of Education Links
Links to English learner information within the California Department of Education Web site.

External English Learner Information Sources
Links to English learner information outside of the California Department of Education Web site.

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 16, 2015

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