There are many programs and services to help students who do not speak, read, write or understand English well. There are programs for students, parents, and immigrants. The overall goal of these programs is to improve the English language skills of students.
As of the 2012-13 school year, Novato Unified School District’s student population included 1,388 English Learners. Our teachers and administrators collaborate and provide instruction for students from a variety of backgrounds and at various levels of English Language Proficiency.
Facts about English Learners in California
In November of 2012, California Department of Education (CDE) released the new California English Language Development Standards that align with the Common Core State Standards. Novato has provided initial introductory trainings for teachers, administrators and staff. We are currently working on a implementation plan to effective transition to the new 2012 ELD standards.
California English Language Development Implementation Plan released September 4, 2013
2012 California English Language Development Standards
1999 California English Language Development Standards