English Language Learners
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.
Cloverdale students show English proficiency69 students promoted out of ‘English Learner’ statusLast week, Cloverdale Unified School District hosted the 2017 English Learner Reclassification Ceremony on April 27 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center.Sixty-nine students of the 438 English Learners in the school district were reclassified from English Learners to Fluent English Proficient. Students must pass four requirements: 1. The California English Language Development Test; 2. Basic Skills Requirement; 3. Teacher Recommendation; and 4. Parental Consultation.The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize students who were English learners and have now demonstrated English proficiency comparable to their English-only counterparts. The students received a certificate of accomplishment.Students who are reclassified can participate equally with native speakers in the regular instructional program.This is an important academic accomplishment for students who enter school limited in the English language.After the ceremony, families enjoyed refreshments served by the Cloverdale High School Key Club at the Cloverdale Historical Center.— Juana Gonzalez