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FAQ's

ELD and CELDT

What do ELD, LEP, and FEP stand for?

ELD stands for English Language Development, LEP stands for Limited English Proficient
FEP stands for Fluent English Proficient.
 
All ELD students are also Limited English Proficient (LEP) until they reclassify. After reclassification, the student is considered Fluent English Proficient (FEP). 

2. What programs for English Learners are offered at Parkside Intermediate School?

ELD 1 and ELD 2

3. How is my son/daughter placed in an ELD class?

Placement in an ELD class is based on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).

4. What is the CELDT?

The CELDT stands for California English Language Development Test. All Limited English Proficient (LEP) students are required to take this test in the Fall. The CELDT results are as follows:

B      =     Beginning    Placed in ELD 

EI     =     Early Intermediate    Placed in ELD 

I       =     (low) Intermediate    Placed in ELD

 
I       =     (high) Intermediate   Placed in ELD

 
EA   =     Early Advanced    Placed in a mainstream program

A     =      Advanced    Placed in a mainstream program

5. How can my son/daughter reclassify?

In order to reclassify, your son/daughter needs:
  • CELDT score of EA or A with no subtest score below a score of Intermediate
6. What can I do at home?
  • Check your child's homework. 
  • Encourage your child to tell you what he/she did in school that day.
  • Send your child to after-school tutoring. Don't hire a tutor that will give additional work.
  • Encourage English speaking activities (friends, TV, books, etc.).
7. Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
 
Please contact Maria Ramos, Assistant Principal