ELD Mandated Program 

House Bill 2064

Arizona State law requires that English learners participate in 4 hours of English Language Development (ELD) instruction on a daily basis.

English Language Instruction
Arizona State law requires that all English Development classes be focused on students gaining English language proficiency as quickly as possible. English Language Development classes must use specific strategies, practices, methods and materials designed to help each child learn English.

English Language Instruction
Arizona State law requires that all English Development classes be focused on students gaining English language proficiency as quickly as possible. English Language Development classes must use specific strategies, practices, methods and materials designed to help each child learn English.

Expectations
The expectations for English Learners are to fully transition into regular academic classes, meet appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion, and to graduate from high school.

Determination of Proficiency
The student's English proficiency is determined by administering a test called the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA). It is usually given when the student first enrolls in school. Students are retested annually to measure progress in English. If the results of this test show that a student is at the limited English proficiency level, the student qualifies for placement in English Language Development classes. A student must obtain a score of "proficient" to exit the ELD classes and move into regular academic content classes.

 


Please visit our district webpage to learn more about our English Acquisition Program (ELAD/ELD)

http://www2.mpsaz.org/elad