What is ELD?

  • In California, home to more than one million English learner students, English language development has always been a top priority. Last year’s adoption of the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) maintains California’s commitment to providing English learner students with a high-quality program that will enable them to attain proficiency in English— developing the skills and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are at the core of achievement inside and outside the classroom.

    The CA ELD Standards are unique in that they correspond with the rigorous California Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. The CA ELD Standards define the progression of language acquisition through three stages of proficiency and recognize that the student’s native language plays an important role in learning English.

    To view ELD Standards please see the left hand side navigation list on this page or visit the California Department of Education website regarding Enligh Language Development Standards.