English Language Development » ELD - High School

ELD - High School

Most high school ELLs attend Central Valley High School, where our district ELD program is located. Students are assigned to an English language arts-aligned ELD class based on their language proficiency level. CVHS offers three levels of ELD classes; beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Some students who have completed the advanced course but have yet to transition out of the program are placed on a case by case basis into a grade level English language arts class while continuing to be monitored by the ELD teacher/specialist.
 
The ELD teacher/specialist:
  • Works with counseling staff to determine the best placement in classes in order to assure ELL success and on-time graduation, and also works collaboratively with ELLs, their parents/guardians, and the counseling staff about a student’s academic achievement  throughout their class schedule and progress toward graduation and college/career readiness
  • Teaches all three levels of ELD courses offered; beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Depending on student numbers, multiple sections of any of the levels may be offered
  • Supports students in their high school classes by working with content area teachers to modify and accommodate with instructional strategies and materials
  • Provides input on accommodations for standardized testing for graduation purposes (Smarter Balanced and end-of-course tests in ELA, math and science)
  • Administers required language proficiency tests, both the placement test and the required annual test (ELPA21)
  • Maintains accurate records in accordance with OSPI and Title III requirements
  • Provides additional academic support to high school students who have transitioned (scored Proficient on the ELPA) and are experiencing challenges with their classes or need help arranging for credit retrieval; the student or their parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the ELD teacher/specialist
  • Emphasizes and promotes the value of biliteracy, including encouraging ELLs to take a World Languages Competency Assessment in their primary language. A passing score on this test allows up to 4 elective credits towards graduation and a possible Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma.
 
For more information about the High School ELD Program, please contact:
 
Vince Eberly, CVHS ELD Teacher (Russian)
(509) 558-5219 | veberly@cvsd.org
 
Tamara Mosar, CVHS ELD Teacher/5 -12 ELD Specialist (Spanish)
(509) 558-5219 | tmosar@cvsd.org