Keeping English the Primary Language in Public Schools

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� National Emergency �

“THIS IS AN ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRY” ~ Teddy Roosevelt 1907

 President Donald J. Trump,

Please  Immediately Eliminate All Federal School Funding to these four states and any others  unless & until they teach The Native Language Of this American Land.

Signed ~America 

A few days ago I learned that my daughter attempted to enroll my 5year old grandson into a nearby public school only to be turned away because he does not speak Spanish.
I went straight to that school to get some answers.

I learned that this school teaches 80% of their curriculum in Spanish. I also learned that there are thousands of these “Programs” throughout mostly Washington, Oregon, California and Florida.
The woman at the school office said they very recently changed the rules and that they had one teacher there who speaks and teaches English was suddenly available.

By putting him in this class is like putting him in special education class. Making him different and not to say what it does to his self confidence. My grandson is smart and to think that that could have happened to him is gut wrenching.

It breaks my heart to know that some children have already been forced to this in our country.

This program started this year due to the Act 2002 ‘No Child Left Behind’ that was started when George Bush Jr. was in office and Obama finished it.

Folks if you really look at what danger this ‘program‘ is it will blow your mind. For instance....

It seems as this is a segregation movement and I certainly feel like my grandson and other youth are being forced to learn a foreign language in the United States. ~MAM (Pissed of Grandma) 

Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP)

The state Transitional Bilingual Education Program (TBIP) and federal Title III address the unique needs of eligible students, who come from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Both programs share the same goal: develop language proficiency that enables meaningful access to grade level curricula and instruction. Program Guidelines, Law and Data

In state law, TBIP is a program within Washington’s Basic Education Act — Chapter 28A.180 RCW. The federal Title III program supports supplemental instruction and services for language acquisition.

Washington State Values Bilingual Education
The state TBIP places a strong emphasis on cultural values. Its mission — English language learners (ELL) meet state standards and develop language proficiency in an environment where language and cultural assets are recognized as valuable resources for learning.

TBIP promotes a two-language system of instruction.

Students learn language concepts and knowledge in their primary language at the same time they receive instruction in English.
Teachers build on growing language skills through the interplay of two languages.
Students take tests in English.

State Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program

Program Guidelines,
Law, & Data

Guidelines for Bilingual Education Programs | Laws & Regulations | TBIP Teacher Requirements NEW!

Identify Identify Eligible Students | Native American/Alaska Native │Immigrant Children and Youth
Assess Eligibility Contact Assessment at OSPI | Washington English Language Assessment | ELPA 21
Services Models and Services | Exited STBIP Students
Standards English Language Proficiency
Parent Involvement Communication and Engagement
Private Schools Title III, Part A Eligibility and Services
Data CEDARS Manual 2015-16 | Annual Reports
Advocacy Bilingual Education Advisory Committee

Then we have this folks...

Washington English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
With Correspondences to K-12 Practices and Common Core State Standards
The new ELP standards focus on the critical language, knowledge about language, and language skills present in college-and-career-ready standards. These skills are essential for English language learners (ELLs) as they work toward academic success. Look for correspondences to the practices and standards identified in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Developed by the ELPA21 Consortium, the ELP standards support teachers as they prepare students for college and career. Find out more about the ELP standards and the consortium ― ELPA21.
Download, Print or View Complete ELP Standards
English Language Proficiency Standards with Correspondences (April 2014) (PDF/273 pages) (Word)

Standards by Grade Span
Practices Linked to Each Standard by Grade Level
We have divided the ELP standards into teacher-friendly sections that make it easy to navigate by grade span and content-area correspondences. Newly added to these sections, each grade level is introduced by a hyperlinked Practices Matrix that identifies correspondences to ELA, Mathematics, and Science practices.
Introduction and Overview (PDF/48 pages) | Professional Development

Grades K-5

ELP Standards with ELA Correspondences (PDF/88 pages)
Grades 6-8

ELP Standards with ELA Correspondences (PDF/53pages)
ELP Standards with Literacy in the Content Area Correspondences (PDF/52pages) | History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Grades 9-12

ELP Standards with ELA Correspondences (PDF/40 pages)
ELP Standards with Literacy in the Content Area Correspondences (PDF/40 pages) | History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs)
Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) that correspond to each of the performance levels have been developed for each domain at each programmatic grade level. These ALDs describe what a student can do in relation to skills measured by and demonstrated on ELPA21. The ALDs are intended to be used by educators in personalizing instruction and interventions to meet the individual needs of the learner.

Definitions
Grade K
Grade 1
Grades 2-3
Grades 4-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Translations

Professional Development
ELPA21 members are working with Understanding Language and 16 teachers, eight of whom are from Washington, to develop high quality professional development designed to help teachers use the ELP standards. At completion, there will be six self-paced online modules.

Here is a sampling of topics relevant to ELL and non-ELL teachers.

ELP standards implementation
English language application
How students understand language and content
Module 1, Copyright University of California Regents — Overview

Introduces the new ELP standards.
Helps educators make the connection to college- and career-ready standards.
Unpacks and organizes ELP resources so that teachers can expand and improve their ability to support English language learners.
Encourages and promotes communication and collaboration between ELL and content-area teachers.
(c) 2017 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. For permission to use this work, please contact ELPA21 at UCLA.

Module 2, Copyright University of California Regents — Inquiry-based Task Analysis

How can a teacher analyze instructional tasks in ways that help them understand the content knowledge, analytical skills and language proficiencies students are expected to demonstrate?
What does task analysis reveal about the demands of student tasks relative to college- and career-ready standards and language use?
(c) 2017 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. For permission to use this work, please contact ELPA21 at UCLA.

Module 3, Copyright University of California Regents — English Language Proficiency Standards
Educators will be able to:

Analyze and reflect on instructional tasks (from various grade levels and subject areas) through the process of identifying the relevant disciplinary practices and ELP standards
Understand the what, why, and how of utilizing the ELP standards in planning and instruction
(c) 2017 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. For permission to use this work, please contact ELPA21 at UCLA.

Module 4, Copyright University of California Regents — ELP Standards Level Descriptors
Educators will be able to:

Understand the Standards Level Descriptors and how they relate to the ELP Standards
Interpret the key components of ELPA21 assessment results
Analyze student work using ELP Standards Level Descriptors
(c) 2017 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. For permission to use this work, please contact ELPA21 at UCLA.

Module 5, Copyright University of California Regents — Formative Assessment
Educators will be able to:

Understand the components of one effective formative assessment process.
Use the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to inform planning and instruction throughout the formative assessment process.
Use the formative assessment process to analyze and support students' content and language learning.
(c) 2017 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. For permission to use this work, please contact ELPA21 at UCLA.

Module 6, Copyright University of California Regents - Using the Modules Effectively
Educators will be able to:

Understand the key takeaways, interactive activities, and tools associated with each ELP Standards module.
Plan and coordinate a series of professional development sessions for their school district using the ELP Standards modules and tools.
(c) 2017 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. For permission to use this work, please contact ELPA21 at UCLA.

 



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