EDUCATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

BOARD POLICY - 6174

The Irvine Unified School District will provide English Learners with challenging curriculum and instruction that facilitates English proficiency development and academic success in the district course of study as rapidly and effectively as possible.

The Irvine Unified School District will identify in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals, specific actions, and services to enhance student engagement, academic achievement and other outcomes for English Learners.

Opportunities will be made available to encourage parent/guardian and community involvement and shared leadership in the development and evaluation of programs and services for English Learners.

English Learners will be provided instruction for English language and literacy skill development that is targeted to their English proficiency levels and aligned with state content standards and curriculum frameworks. The district’s program will be based on sound instructional theory, will use standards-aligned instructional materials, and will be appropriately supported so that English Learners can successfully access the full educational program.

The Irvine Unified School District will ensure that teachers employed to provide instruction for English Learners possess the appropriate authorization from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Focused and ongoing professional learning will be provided for teachers, administrators, and other school or community-based organization personnel to 1) improve the instruction and assessment of English Learners, 2) develop instructional plans, assessments, curriculum, and strategies that facilitate the learning and academic success of English Learners, and 3) address the sociocultural needs of English Learners and provide opportunities for teachers to engage in supportive, collaborative learning communities.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

300-340 English language education, especially

305-310 Language acquisition programs

313-313.5 Assessment of English proficiency

430-446 English Learner and Immigrant Pupil Federal Conformity Act

33050 State Board of Education waiver authority

42238.02-42238.03 Local control funding formula

44253.1-44253.11 Qualifications for teaching English learners

48980 Parental notifications

48985 Notices to parents in language other than English

52052 Accountability; numerically significant student subgroups

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

52160-52178 Bilingual Bicultural Act

56305 CDE manual on English learners with disabilities

60603 Definition, recently arrived English learner

60640 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

60810-60812 Assessment of language development

62002.5 Continuation of advisory committee after program sunsets

 

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1412 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; state eligibility

1701-1705 Equal Educational Opportunities Act

6311 Title I state plan

6312 Title I local education agency plans

6801-7014 Title III, language instruction for English learners and immigrant students

7801 Definitions

Policy Adopted: June 3, 2003
Policy Revised: November 13, 2018

Administrative Regulation 6174: Education for English Language Learners