Welcome to the ELD & Local and State Assessment Department
The ELD (English Language Development) program at CCHS is designed to facilitate a successful transition for students learning English as a second language. A fourfold approach focuses on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our curriculum is driven by the California Department of Education's content standards which can be viewed using the link provided. The curriculum is designed to accelerate students' acquisition of English so that students can enter mainstream content courses as quickly as possible. Student progress in attaining in English language proficiency is measured by the CELDT assessment soon to be ELPAC.
Our office is also responsible for coordinating other assessments such as the CAASPP Smarter Balanced English arts/literacy, mathematics, and science assessments and the California Alternate Assessments for English, math, and science, as well as our 8th grade placement exams. In addition to coordinating assessments, we assist students who require short and long term independent studies due to illness, emergencies, and other personal reasons.
We have one ELAC parent meeting in September, January, March, and May for parents of English Learners.