English Learner Services
Aiming High Resource Briefs | Link
Aiming High is a Sonoma County initiative to close the achievement gap for English learners. Published from 2005 to 2010, the Briefs were a series of publications developed by the EL Services staff to highlight strategies for improving instruction for English learners and provide resources for implementation and further study. Past issues focused on monitoring language proficiency, parent communication, stalled English learners, language objectives, and structures for ELD instruction. An archive of the publications are available online.
Data on EL Enrollment & Achievement
The SCOE website hosts an interactive STAR Legacy Reports page that provides school-by-school statistics over a five-year period, 2009 to 2013. Included is historical data on English learner enrollment and percentage scoring proficient on statewide tests. Other data sites include DataQuest and Ed-Data
Migrant Education | Link
Migrant Education is a federally funded program designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to eligible migrant students. A child (ages 3-21) is considered “migrant” if the parent or guardian is a migratory worker in the agricultural, dairy, lumber (except lumber mills), or fishing industries and whose family has moved during the past three years. A “qualifying” move can range from moving across school district boundaries or from one state to another for the purpose of finding temporary or seasonal employment.
Region 2 Migrant Education, which includes Sonoma County, is administered though the Butte County Office of Education. The regional website details the identification and recruitment of migrant students as well as instructional programs and other services provided to qualified children and their families. Contacts in the Santa Rosa Office are also listed.
SCOE Resource Collections
SCOE has developed these collections of Web resources to support teachers and administrators as they work to improve English learner achievement.
Improving English Language Development | This resource page shares information about the state’s goals and expectations for English learners and highlights the work of Sonoma County teachers who are delivering instruction to build the language skills of their students.
Web Resources for EL Para-Educators | This collection of resources was shared at the 2010 Para-Educator Institute, an annual training designed to better prepare para-educators to work with English learners in kindergarten through grade 12.
Title III Assistance
SCOE consultant Gail Eagan provides technical assistance and guidance in writing Title III plans, implementing best practices, and monitoring/reporting progress for districts not meeting annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs). Learn more...