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Illustrative Case Examples

Examples that illustrate the CA EL Roadmap principles and elements in action.

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This page contains examples of system approaches and strategies that illustrate the principles and elements of the California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners (CA EL Roadmap) in action. These examples are meant to inspire practitioners throughout California to plan, act, document, and iterate their own cycles of learning, using these examples as models.

The CA EL Roadmap principles and elements are general enough that they can be applied in a way that fits each local educational agency's context and can be implemented to reflect the unique strengths and needs of English learners across California. These examples are meant to reflect a sample of the diversity of implementation scenarios across the state.

Illustrative Case Examples

The examples are chosen to be generative and inspiring. Click on an Illustrative Case Example below to view the case example page.

Illustrative Example: District Policy Development
This example, from the Los Angeles Unified School District, demonstrates Principle One, Elements 1.A and 1.D; Principle Three, Elements 3.A and 3.D; and Principle Four, Elements 4.A and 4.C, in action.

Illustrative Example: Root Cause Analysis
This example, from the Davis Joint Unified School District, demonstrates Principle One, Elements 1.D; Principle 2, Elements 2.E and 2.G; and Principle Three, Element 3.A, in action.

Illustrative Example: Sobrato Early Academic Language Model
This example, from the Sobrato Family Foundation, demonstrates Principle One, Elements 1.A, 1.B, 1.C, and 1.D; Principle Two, Elements 2.A, 2.B, 2.C, 2.D, 2.E, and 2.G; and Principle Four, Element 4.A, in action.

Illustrative Example: My Name, My Identity
This example, from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, demonstrates Principle One, Elements 1.A, 1.C, and 1.D and Principle Three, Element 3.A, in action.

Illustrative Example: Using Actionable Evidence in Math to Improve Student Discourse
This example, from the Garden Grove Unified School District, demonstrates Principle Two, Element 2.A, and Principle Three, Elements 3.A, 3.C, and 3.D, in action.

Illustrative Example: District Partnerships to Address the Needs of Long Term English Learners
This example, from the Sanger Unified School District and the Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, demonstrates Principle Two, Element 2.A, and Principle Three, Elements 3.A, 3.B, 3.C, and 3.D, in action.

Illustrative Example: Improving Post-Secondary Opportunities by Addressing System Inequity
This example, from the Fresno Unified School District, demonstrates Principle Three, Elements 3.A and 3.D, and Principle Four, Element 4.A, in action.

Illustrative Case Example Submissions

To submit an example that demonstrates the principle(s) and element(s) in action, use the Self-Reflection Rubric (DOCX) and then contact the English Learner Support Division by phone at 916-319-0938 or by email at ELROADMAPPROJECT@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   English Learner Support Division | ELROADMAPPROJECT@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0938
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 10, 2020
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