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English Language Development (ELD)

  • School-wide iReady testing of all EL students not enrolled in the Designated ELD classes will take place January 17-20, 2023
  • Future ELAC meetings will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Community Room at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District located at 375 Via Almar Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. Meeting dates are: November 30, 2022 January 25, 2023 March 8, 2023 and May 17, 2023
Opting Out of EL Support Classes
In order to meet state requirements, PVPHS will be implementing both designated and integrated language supports for all English Learners. All students classified as English Learners will be offered designated support class(es) during the school day. PVPHS believes that these support classes will benefit your child and are specifically designed to help your child obtain English language proficiency as well as acquire grade-level content. However, you have the legal right to opt your child out of the ELD program.
Please contact Associate Principal Dr. Panagos ([email protected]) for information about opting out of EL support classes.
English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)
The Palos Verdes Peninsula English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) works to ensure the involvement of families whose home language is not English. The English Language Advisory Committee includes the Principal, representatives of the teachers, and English Learners' parents representing at least the same percentage as there are English Learner students. The ELAC members may be nominated by any stakeholder, and nominees may be any stakeholder in the PVPHS community. The English Language Advisory Committee advises and interacts with the School Site Advisory Council plan for English Language Learners’ particular educational needs.
ELAC representatives for the 2021-2022 school year are Samjhana Khanal, Shiko Oyama, Yuki Sumimoto, Kayoko Yamashita
ELAC Meeting Minutes and Agendas:
District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC)
The PVPHS ELAC annually elects representatives to serve on the PVPUSD District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC). Please visit the PVPUSD ELD webpage for more information.
DELAC Meeting Dates for 2022-23

All meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District located at 375 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. 
English Learners Assessments
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Beginning in 2017–18, the ELPAC became the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.

State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of ELP to eligible students in kindergarten (or year one of a two-year kindergarten program, sometimes referred to as T-K) through grade twelve. The ELPAC is aligned with California’s 2012 English Language Development Standards, and is comprised of two separate ELP assessments:
  • I-ELPAC Assessment (IA)—an initial identification of students as English learners
  • S-ELPAC Assessment (SA)—an annual summative assessment to measure an English learner's progress in learning English and to identify the student's ELP level 
To learn more about ELPAC visit this website:

This year, PVPUSD is implementing i‐Ready, an online assessment program, as one of four criteria used to determine an English Learner (EL) student's readiness for Reclassification to Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). The i-Ready assessment will be administered three times throughout the academic year: September, January/February and May. i‐Ready’s adaptive test identifies students’ strengths and weaknesses in reading. The reading diagnostic assesses skills in the following areas, or domains:
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • High‐Frequency Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension: Literature
  • Comprehension: Informational Text
To learn more about i-Ready visit this website: