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English Learner Roadmap Examples of system approaches and strategies that illustrate the principles and elements.

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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). Sharing such examples will model and inspire practitioners throughout California to plan, act, document, and iterate their own cycles of learning, considering the examples of others.

The principles and elements of the CA EL Roadmap are sufficiently general, and the diversity of California districts and their community characteristics are so vast, that there will likely be a great diversity of implementation scenarios. The examples, accumulated over a period of time, will become a record of system improvement efforts and outcomes, with an increasing number of time-tested and innovative metrics that can be used to gauge implementation and student outcomes, and that are recognized and adopted by educators.

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

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

Illustrative Example: My Name, My Identity
This example, from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, demonstrates Principle One, Elements 1A, 1C, and 1D and Principle Three, Element 3A, 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 2A, and Principle Three, Elements 3A, 3C, and 3D, 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 2A, and Principle Three, Elements 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D, in action.

Illustrative Example: Improving Post-Secondary Opportunities by Addressing System Inequity
This example, from the Fresno Unified School District, demonstrates Principle Three, Elements 3A and 3D, and Principle Four, Element 4A, 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 complete the EL Roadmap Example Survey External link opens in new window or tab..

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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