The Office of Other Languages provides district campuses with guidance on the implementation of state and federal regulations regarding program services for emergent bilingual (EB) students/English learners (ELs) enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The purpose of this is to ensure that EBs/ELs and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English, and meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
The Office of Other Languages provides campuses with training and support in the areas of effective second language acquisition methods and program compliance, which include:
- English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
- Bilingual Education Program (Kindergarten - Grade 5)
- Elementary ESL Program (Kindergarten - Grade 5)
- Secondary ESL Program (Grades 6 - 12)
- Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Framework
- State Assessments for EBs/ELs
Additionally, the Office of Other Languages manages the EL District Testing Center as well as operates and facilitates district-wide Parent Centers that offer classes to the parents of EBs/ELs and/or immigrant students enrolled in the district.