ELD Program Evaluation

Taken from the Guidebook on Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Services for English Learners (ELs), 2017.

MCSD ELD Program UIP FALL 2017

Program Improvement and Needs Assessment:

Decreasing the Achievement Gap

In order to determine if MCSD is decreasing the achievement gap between ELs and non-ELs, the percent of students meeting and exceeding expectations was totaled for both student groups. The table below shows data for three years of PARCC Academic Performance.

The percent of ELs meeting or exceeding expectations in 2014-2015 was 6% where the percent of non-ELs meeting or exceeding expectations in 2014-2015 was 42%. The difference between the two student groups was 36%. The following year, the percent of ELs meeting or exceeding expectations was 8% where the percent of non-ELs meeting or exceeding expectations in was 41%. The difference between the two student groups for 2016-2017 was 37%. The percentage of ELs meeting or exceeding expectations is growing, however, not enough to close the achievement gap.

Curriculum Supplementary Materials

Elementary School

  • Core Knowledge Language Arts Program/Language Studio K-5
  • Bridges Math Program: Curricular Alignment of content and Features of Academic Language K-5

Secondary School:

  • College and Career Preparatory Math 6-12
  • Step Up to Writing for English Learners
  • Reading A-Z-ELL Edition
  • Scholastic Magazine-Action

Program Improvement

  • ELD Specialists develop and maintain ongoing improvement plans specific to their school ELD programs. To see improvement planning boards, visit: TRELLO BOARDS. (Must have permissions)