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Family Engagement Language Glossary

Companion resource for the Family Engagement Framework (2014) for translation of words and terminology to Spanish.

The English-Spanish Family Engagement Language Glossary was developed collaboratively by the California Department of Education (CDE) and WestEd to serve as a companion resource for the Family Engagement Framework (2014) and to encourage more consistent translation of words and terminology that commonly occur in communications about family engagement, including this framework. Modeled after the CDE's English-Spanish Education and Assessment Glossary (2013), its purpose is to ensure the consistency of documents the CDE produces for Spanish-speaking audiences, primarily parents and guardians.

Considerations, Guidelines, and Resources

(From the English-Spanish Education and Assessment Glossary)

When determining the level of language to be used in translation, consider the document's audience. Keep in mind that translations do not have to be word for word. For example, a long sentence in English can be translated into two shorter sentences in Spanish. Also note that this glossary does not contain every possible regional, dialectical, or colloquial variation.

The following guidelines were used in the development of the glossary:

For some terms, more than one Spanish translation is provided.

  • A slash (/) is used to indicate gender options.
  • A dagger (†) is used to designate Spanish translations that are neither literal translations nor the only translation available for the English terms. The translations for these terms reflect the context in which the English term is used.
  • Italics are used for English terms that require italics according to the latest version of the CDE Style Manual.
  • Italics are used occasionally in the Spanish translation to indicate terms for which no appropriate Spanish term is available and where the English term is used in the Spanish translation.
  • When an English term is known by an acronym, the Spanish translation is also followed by the acronym.

The following CDE resources or references were consulted in the development of this glossary:

A B C D E F G H I K L M N P R S T U V W

A

English Español
academic achievement standards estándares de aprovechamiento académico
academic assessment evaluación académica
access acceso
accountabiilty responsabilidad
achievement logro
achievement gap brecha de logros académicos
administration administración
administrator administrador/a
adopt, to adoptar
adult education educación para adultos
advisory committee comité asesor
align with alinear
American Indian education educación Indígena Americano
assess, to evaluar
assessment evaluación, prueba, examen
at-risk students estudiantes con riesgo de fracaso escolar

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B

English Español
back-to-school (night) (noche de) regreso a la escuela
basic implementation implementación básica
Before and After School Program(s) Programa(s) Antes y Después de la Escuela
behavior conducta
board junta
board members miembros de la junta
budget presupuesto
budgetary presupuestario
build capacity fomentar la capacidad

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C

English Español
California Code of Regulations Código de Regulaciones de California
California Department of Education (CDE) Departamento de Educación de California (CDE)
California Education Code Código de Educación de California
capacity capacided
categorical programs programas categóricos
child niño/a
child development desarrollo infantil
child development program programa de desarrollo infantil
children niños
children with disabilities niños/as con discapacidades
classroom salón, aula
community advisory committee (CAC) comité asesor comunitario (CAC)
confidental confidencial
Consolidated Application (ConApp) Solicitud Consolidada (ConApp)
content standards estándares de contenido académico
County Office of Education (COE) Oficina de Educación del Condado (COE)
curriculum curriculo, plan de estudios

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D

English Español
decision making toma de decisiones
demonstrate leadership demostrar liderazgo
disabilities discapacidades
District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) Comité Asesor del Distrito de Padres de Estudiantes Aprendiendo Inglés (DELAC)
District Principles Principios del Distrito

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E

English Español
Early Reading First antes que nada, la lectura infantil
economically disadvantaged de bajos recursos económicos
Education Code (EC) Código de Educación (EC)
education level nivel de educación
education reform reforma educativa
educational equity eqiodad edicatova
effective school, family and community partnerships asociaciones efectivas escolares, familiares y comunitarias
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Ley Federal para la Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA)
elementary school escuela primaria
e-mail correo electrónico
English learner (EL) estudiante aprendiendo inglés como segundo idioma* (EL)
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Comité Asesor de Padres de Estudiantes Aprendiendo Inglés (ELAC)
enrollment inscripción
equity equidad
ethnic group grupo étnico
ethnicity etnicidad
evaluation evaluación
evidence-based basada en evidencia
examination examen

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F

English Español
family engagement compromiso familiar
family-friendly amigable hacia familias
family involvement participación familiar
fiscal fiscal
framework marco curricular
fund fondos
funding financiamiento
funds fondos

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G

English Español
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Educación para Estudiantes Sobresalientes (GATE)
governing board mesa directiva, junta directiva
grade año, grado
graduation rates tasas de graduación escolar
guide guía
guidelines guías generales

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H

English Español
high expectations expectativas altas
high school escuela secundaria, escuela preparatoria
HIV/AIDS education educación sobre el VIH / SIDA
home language lengua materna
homeless education educación para personas sin hogar

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I

English Español
immigrant inmigrante
impact impacto
implementation implementación
implementation rubrics expectativas de implementación
improving teacher quality mejorando la calidad de maestros
individualized education program (IEP) programa individualizado de educación (IEP)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Ley de la Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA)
innovative implementation implementación innovadora
instruction instrucción
instrucational strategies estrategias instructivas
intervention program programa de intervención
interventions intervenciones
involvement participación

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K

English Español
kindergarten jardín de niños, jardín infantil

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L

English Español
learning at home aprendizaje en el hogar
limited-English proficient (LEP) estudiante con competencia limitada del inglés (LEP)
link (as in Internet or Web link) enlace
link, linked (connect, connected) enlace, enlazado (conectar, conectado)
literacy literario, lectoescritura
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Formula Local de Control de Financiamiento
local educational agency (LEA) agencia de educación local (LEA)
low-income families familias de bajos ingresos, familias de escasos recursos
low-income populations poblaciones de bajos ingresos

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M

English Español
measurable mensurable
Migrant Education Program Programa de Educación para Estudiantes Migrantes
monitor progress monitorear el progreso
monitor, to supervisar

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N

English Español
neglected, delinquent or at-risk descuidados, delincuentes o en riesgo
newsletter boletín informativo
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 Ley de 2001 que Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás (NCLB)

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P

English Español
parent advisory committee (PAC) comité asesor parental
parent involvement (parental involvement) participación de padres (participación parental)
parent involvement policy política de participación parental
parent notification notificación para los padres de familia
parent orientation orientación parental
parent participation participación parental
parent representation representación parental
partner socio
partner, to asociarse
partnership asociación
paarent resource centers centros de recursos para padres
performance standards estándares de rendimiento
preschool centro de educación preescolar
professional development or learning capacitación profesional, desarrollo profesional
Program Dimension Dimensión de Programas
progress report informe de progreso académico
progressive implementation implementación progresiva
public schools escuelas públicas

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R

English Español
Reading First La Lectura Primero
read, to leer
reauthorization reautorización
register, to matricular, inscribir
regulations reglamentos
report card libreta de calificaciones, reporte de calificaciones
representative of the student population representante de la población estudiantil
requirements requisitos
research-based que tiene base en la investigación científica
rubric rúbrica

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S

English Español
schedule horario
schedule, to programar
school board mesa directiva de educación
school district distrito escolar
school, family and community partnerships asociaciones escolares, familiares y comunitarias
school/home communication comunicación entre escuela y hogar
school site council (SSC) consejo directivo escolar (SSC)
school year año escolar
score puntaje
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Plan Único Para el Rendimiento Estudiantil
skills habilidades, capacidades, destrezas
special education educación especial
standards estándares
State Board of Education (SBE) Mesa Directiva Estatal de la Educación (SBE)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Superintendente de Instrucción Pública del Estado (SSPI)
student estudiante, alumno/a
student achievement rendimiento estudiantil
support, to apoyar
systematic sistemático

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T

English Español
teacher quality calidad de maestros
technical assistance ayuda técnica
Title I Título I
Twenty-first (21st) Century Learning Centros de Aprendizaje Twenty-first (21st) Century (del Siglo 21)
two-way communication comunicación bidireccional

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U

English Español
update, to actualizar, ponerse al día
United States Code (USC) Códice de los Estados Unidos (USC)
United States Department of Education (ED) Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos (ED)

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V

English Español
valid válido
validity validez

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W

English Español
Web page página Web
Web site sitio Web
write to escribir
written notification notificación por escrito

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 9, 2019
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