English Language Development
LBUSD ELD Mission Statement
To support the growth of every English Language Learner to academic and social fluency in English, every day.
LBUSD ELD Vision Statement
Every English Learner a linguistically and culturally empowered individual in a global society.
Jordan High School’s department of English language development (ELD) consists of classes whose primary purpose is to develop English language and reading proficiency of English learners from the Beginning level (ELD English 1) to the Advanced level (ELD
English 4. Our goal is to help English learners attain a level of English proficiency that would enable them to exit ELD. We strive to help these students meet the English Language Arts (ELA) standards, pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), and successfully pursue post-secondary studies.
Jordan’s ELD department officially began in the Fall of 1985. Over the subsequent years Jordan’s population of English learners grew, and the program expanded. We have hired college and instructional aides who provide primary language support and we established specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) classes in math, science, history and health, facilitating the English learner’s development of English language and reading.
Throughout the years, we have benefited from having a program coordinator who has overseen the hiring and optimal placement of the college aides as well as resource allocation. One resource of which we proudly boast is our computer lab. Here, under the supervision of a bilingual instructional assistant, the English learner has been able to receive early and reinforced instruction in computer application and Internet-based research. Students have also benefited from computer assisted instruction in reading and math (Successmaker) in addition to a CAHSEE tutorial program.
To learn about the sequence of EL students and other program information, contact the distric web site.
Also check out the ELL locker for sample of student work in '08-'09.