• SSC/ELAC Meeting Schedules

    Meetings will be held in the Library at 3:30 on the following dates:

    Nov. 20th

    Dec. 4th

    Feb. 12th

    March 5th 

  • Plan for English Learners


    The district identifies English Language Learners (ELL) through the Home Language Survey. These students are assessed using the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The district’s goal is that English language learners will process academically at the same rate as all other students. These students are one of the highlighted groups in which the district is targeting. These students are being constantly monitored and the district’s staff is provided strategies to strengthen these students’ academics. Students that are identified as ELL are assisted through a variety of instructional strategies and programs that include: instruction by teachers who have CLAD or BCLAD certification, English Language Development (ELD) and / or Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) certification. Our ELD program will demonstrate the same average rate of improvement in proficiency on the annual CST’s and the same average rate of growth on the common formative assessments and benchmark assessments as the rest of the student population.
     
    The percentage of charter ELL students that are redesignated to English proficiency will be greater than the median for comparison schools. The conformation of the success of this plan is evident in our charter district because only 15% of the districts in the state of California made all of their Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMMO) targets in all four areas for ELL students, and Kingsburg was one of these high performing districts that achieved their targets.
     
    Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District uses Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP) as their instructional platform. SIOP is designed to specifically meet the needs of English language learners. The district’s commitment to ELL students is further confirmed with on-going monitoring of achievement with walk-throughs and continuous coaching for excellence. Other instructional strategies are peer or cross-age partnering and differentiated instruction.