Princeton Unified School District - English Language Learner (English Language Development -ELD)

PJUSD suports the growth of every English Language Learner to academic and social fluency in English. Also PJUSD encourages students to excel linguistically and become culturally empowered individauls in a technology driven global society.

ELD Common Core Standards

California Department of Education www.cde.ca.gov


California Department English Language Resources and guidelines


 California English Language Development Standarsds: Kindergarten Through Grade 12


ELD Common Terminology

The following terms are regularly used in the English Language Development Program:

ELD: English Language Development
EL: English Learners
LEP: Limited English Proficient
FEP: Fluent English Proficient
IFEP: Initial Fluent English Proficient, when the student is first identified and after taking the Initial CELDT demonstrates English fluency
CELDT: California English Language Development Test
Initial CELDT: The test given to the student when he/she is first identified as an EL.
Annual CELDT: The test given in the fall once the student is enrolled in the ELD Program and has not achieved reclassification status.
RFEP: The student has achieved language fluency and changes from the status of English Learner to the Reclassified Fluent English Proficient designation.
ELAC: English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) composed of primarily EL parents
DELAC: District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) composed of primarily EL parents
SEI: Sheltered English Emersion courses
SDAIE: Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development): Certification for a teaching credential that authorizes teachers to work with English Learners