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Regional English Learner Specialists

Regional English Learner Specialists information including calendars, agendas, training presentations, and technical assistance resources.

Purpose

Through partnership, the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California County Superintendents' Educational Services Association (CCSESA) designate Regional English Learner Specialists (also known as Title III Regional County Office of Education Leads) to provide technical assistance to the local educational agencies (LEAs) within each of the 11 County Superintendent regions. Regional English Learner Specialists provide guidance and support to LEAs in the implementation and improvement of Title III programs as well as the development of Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Addenda.

Regional English Learner Specialists Contact Information

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

2019–20 Meeting Calendar and Agendas - These are workgroup meetings, not public meetings. Title III COE Regional English Learner Specialists will disseminate all relevant information to LEAs.

Meeting Date Location
August 25, 2020
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
(Information will be sent via email)

September 22, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
(Information will be sent via email)
October 20, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
(Information will be sent via email)
November 17, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
(Information will be sent via email)
December 10, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
(Information will be sent via email)
February 24, 2021
Time to be determined
To be determined
May 5, 2021
Time to be determined
To be determined

English Learner Resources

COVID-19 English Learner Resources
Resources, models, webinars, newsletters, and guidance regarding English learner, immigrant, newcomer, and migratory students during distance learning and the transition to schools reopening during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bilingual Coordinators Network
Information regarding the Bilingual Coordinators Network (BCN), including meeting calendar.

The CA Education for a Global Economy Initiative
Information regarding the California Education for a Global Economy (Ed.G.E.) Initiative.

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 Language Development Standards
Assembly Bill 124 (Chapter 605, Statutes of 2011) requires the State Board of Education to 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.

English-Spanish Glossary for Educational Settings
Glossary of English educational terminology translated into Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently asked questions about administrative, programmatic, and accountability features of Title III English learners and immigrant student programs.

Letters to Local Educational Agencies
Important communication and guidance to local educational agencies regarding the provision of appropriate language services through instructional programs for English learners as well as pertinent legislation.

Multilingual Education
The resources on this web page offer information on the development, implementation, and location of multilingual programs.

Observation Protocol for Teachers of English Learners (OPTEL)
This link provides general information regarding the OPTEL and the reclassification process.

Parent Notification
Information and resources from the California Department of Education about the Parent Notification forms.

Reclassification
Information on how a district determines whether or not an English learner student has sufficient English proficiency to be reclassified as a fluent English speaker.

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.

Technical Assistance and Monitoring
Provides Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) and technical assistance regarding services to English learners.

Title III English Learner Student Program Subgrant
This page contains information and resources from the California Department of Education (CDE) about funding for the education of the English Learner (EL) program through the Title III federal grant program.

Title III Immigrant Student Program
Information and resources from the California Department of Education (CDE) about the education of immigrant students through the Title III federal program.

Plan Development Resources

2020–21 Title III Guidance Document (DOCX)
Guidance document for county offices of education and local educational agencies (LEAs) specific to developing and improving Title III plans and programs while ensuring alignment with the provisions and stipulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This document also includes resources to assist with the preparation for- and delivery of- services to California's students including English learners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title III EL and Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Timeline
Timeline for the allocation and release of Title III funding.

Title III Plan Development Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
FAQs to assist LEAs in developing and improving Title III plans and programs.

Resources to inform the LCAP

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Information and guidance on developing and implementing the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan for the 2020–21 school year.

LCAP
The LCAP is a tool for LEAs to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. This page provides resources to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of an LCAP.

Three-Way Crosswalk (DOCX)
This crosswalk between the CA EL Roadmap principles, Special Education Annual Performance Report Indicators, and the eight LCFF priority areas can help facilitate alignment of local goals and policies with the mission, vision, and principles of the CA EL Roadmap.

Resources to inform the LCAP Federal Addendum

LCAP Federal Addendum
LEAs applying for ESSA funds must complete the LCAP Federal Addendum (Addendum) as part of meeting the requirements for the ESSA LEA Plan. This page provides guidance to support the completion of the Addendum.

LCAP Federal Addendum (Addendum) Submission System
LEAs applying for ESSA Title III, Part A funds complete the LCAP Federal Addendum in the submission system.

Federal Addendum Template (DOCX) (hard copy/not for submission)
The LCAP Federal Addendum must be completed and submitted to the CDE LCAP Federal Addendum Submission System to apply for ESSA Title III, Part A funding.

LCAP Federal Addendum Instructions
LEAs applying for ESSA funds must complete the Addendum as part of meeting the requirements for the ESSA LEA Plan.

2018–19 Annual Title III Local Plan Update Template (DOCX)
This optional template is available for LEAs to use when developing and updating their Title III plans for local approval each year.

Title III Federal Addendum Consortium Summary Template (DOCX)
The consortium lead will summarize information from district-operated programs and provide descriptions of how LEAs in the consortium are meeting or plan to meet each requirement.

Examples of Title III EL Authorized Uses
Examples of activities that improve the education of English learners by assisting students to learn English and meet the challenging state academic standards.

Examples of Title III Immigrant Authorized Uses
Examples of activities that are supplemental to the services that immigrant students are already entitled to and serve distinct purposes for immigrant students and families.

Authorized Use Scenarios: Language Makes a Difference
These scenarios, organized by topic, are examples of the use of Title III funds to supplement, not supplant other federal, state or local funding sources.

LCAP Addendum Title III Reviewer Criteria
Examples of activities that improve the education of English learners by assisting students to learn English and meet the challenging state academic standards.

LCAP Addendum Title III LEA Criteria and Guidance
Examples of activities that are supplemental to the services that immigrant students are already entitled to and serve distinct purposes for immigrant students and families.

Resources for Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Submission

Title III Data and Data Collection
The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is used to collect the number of English learners and the number of immigrant students. Private schools provide their number of immigrant students on the Student National Origin Report. These data include demographics, forms, and instructions.

Authorized Costs
Information for the field regarding what items are authorized for expenditure purposes.

California System of Support Resources

California System of Support

California School Dashboard and System of Support
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population.

California School Dashboard External link opens in new window or tab.
The California School Dashboard provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning.

English Learner Progress Calculation
Methodology for measuring performance on English Learner Progress.

Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) General Performance Level Descriptors
Information on the ELPAC performance levels

Continuous Improvement Resources
Level 1 Resources and tools to assist local educational agencies, schools, and local stakeholders as they plan and implement their continuous improvement efforts through their Local Control and Accountability Plan and school planning processes.

Title III County Office of Education Liaison Agency
The Title III COE Liaison Agency communicates information between the 11 County Superintendent regions and other entities participating in the California Statewide System of Support.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Federal Resources

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) External link opens in new window or tab.
OELA provides national leadership to help ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Complete text of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the ESSA.

U.S. Department of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Information from the U.S. Department of Education website about Title III Part A programs.

Overview - Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Questions:   Geqigula "GQ" Dlamini | gdlamini@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0704
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 03, 2020
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