Congratulations to Connie Cervera, Oxnard High School English Language Development teacher for being selected serve on a panel of experts for the revision of the English Language Development Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve. The English Language Development Standards will be revised to align with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, which were adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE) in August 2010, and to reflect current research on English language development instruction.
Ms. Cervera’s background in English language instruction, curriculum, and assessment, her experience instructing English learners (ELs) in the classroom allowed her to participate in the application process. The panel includes, but is not limited to, school site principals, school district or county office of education administrators overseeing programs and support for ELs, personnel of teacher training schools at institutions of higher education, or curriculum and instructional specialists with EL experience. The panel shall consist of members who are appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the SBE, and is responsible for updating and revising the English language development standards adopted pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 60811 and aligning those standards with the SBE-approved academic content standards for English language arts adopted pursuant to EC Section 60605.8.
Ms. Cervera represents Ventura County Public Schools as an expert panel member. For more information on the English Language Development standards for California Public Schools, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/eldstandards.asp .