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English Learner Roadmap

Guide to assist local educational agencies to implement California's 21st century college-and-career-ready standards, curriculum, instruction programs, and assessments.
English Learner Roadmap Project

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) in consultation with the State Board of Education (SBE) will convene an English Learner (EL) Roadmap Workgroup to share expertise and provide input into the development of a resource guide that informs policy regarding English Learners. This guide will assist local educational agencies as they implement California’s 21st century college-and-career-ready standards, curriculum, instruction programs, and assessments.

The California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners (EL Roadmap) will be informed by the results of a survey, federal and state statutes governing essential services for English Learners, public input including philanthropists, community members and others interested in EL education. The EL Roadmap will highlight evidence-based practices, promising models, exemplary services, and effective inclusion of new federal and state legal requirements.

The California Department of Education invited educators with a minimum of five years of demonstrated experience implementing EL programs to apply to serve on the EL Roadmap Workgroup. Educators selected to serve will represent the various geographic regions of the state, professional roles, and areas of expertise such as early childhood, TK through grade twelve, adult education, special education, and university teacher preparation programs.

The EL Roadmap Workgroup will hold four meetings open to the public: November 10, 2016; February 24, 2017; May 17, 2017; and September 26, 2017. Public comment will follow each EL Roadmap Workgroup meeting in order for the public to provide input. All meetings will convene at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Meetings will be held at:

Courtyard Sacramento Airport Natomas
2101 River Plaza Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833-3877

EL Roadmap Policy | DOC

EL Roadmap Letter to the Field

Press Release: SBE Approves EL Roadmap (July 13, 2017)

EL Roadmap Letter to the Latino Caucus

Adoption of the California EL Roadmap SBE Policy: Educational Programs for English Learners (July 12, 2017) (DOC)

September 26, 2017, Public Meeting Notice

May 17, 2017, Public Meeting Notice

February 24, 2017, Public Meeting Notice

November 10, 2016, Public Meeting Notice

Roadmap Workgroup Members | XLS

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 25, 2017