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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.

California Practitioners' Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities
This page includes the guide and other resources for identifying, assessing, supporting, and reclassifying English learners with disabilities.

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.

The California Education for a Global Economy Initiative (Proposition 58 approved by voters November 2016)
Information regarding the California Education for a Global Economy (Ed.G.E.) Initiative, otherwise known as Proposition 58, approved by voters in November 2016.

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 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: Thursday, October 3, 2019
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