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OPTEL Advisory Committee Meeting - May 2023

Observation Protocol for Teachers of English Learners (OPTEL) May 30, 2023, Advisory Committee Meeting.

Meeting Details

Date: May 30, 2023
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30 p.m. PDT
Location: Virtual (via Zoom)


  • Build common understanding of the OPTEL’s development process
  • Review results from the OPTEL field test
  • Build consensus around:
    • recommended modifications to the OPTEL tool to make it more usable for teachers;
    • recommendations for technical support or professional learning to support teachers to implement the OPTEL; and
    • recommendations for OPTEL implementation to support reclassification decisions.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Review OPTEL Development Process
  3. Preliminary OPTEL Field Test Results:
    1. OPTEL Field Test Sample
    2. Alignment of OPTEL Ratings Between Teachers
    3. Relationship between OPTEL Ratings and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, or ELPAC, Performance
    4. Educators’ Feedback on the OPTEL Tool
  4. Implementation Considerations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Breakout Group Discussions
Questions:   Language Policy & Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
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