The English Language Development Standards, 2012 Edition Draft Release
The English Language Development Standards, 2012 Edition, is now available in DRAFT form for your review! For several years we have listened to educators from our Consortium, our organizational partners, and experts in the field. The development process began with the goal of improving how we illustrate academic language within our standards framework, especially considering the wide impact of the Common Core State Standards on curriculum and instruction. We have presented our ideas, plans, and templates at focus groups, workshops, and professional learning institutes. We have shared our vision with our member states, Executive Board, and Standards National Advisory Panel. We have involved hundreds of teachers, consultants, administrators, university faculty, and test developers. Thanks to the input and support of many, the vision of reframing how we represent our language standards has become a reality. But we need your feedback to finalize the draft!
On the ELD Standards page, you will find a a set of FAQs, a glossary, a 10-minute overview tutorial explaining the rationale behind our work and introducing you to the new elements of the standards matrices, and the drafts themselves. Note that we have not changed our five standards since originally published in 2004; however, we have extended their representation to address other school subjects and break down the linguistic elements represented in our Performance Definitions.
Your opinion is important to us! Please review the drafts and submit your comments and suggestions by mid October. Following the incorporation of your feedback, we anticipate the final version of the 2012 Edition will be released in the spring. Thank you in advance for taking the time to support this exciting initiative!
Finally, if you are interested in professional development to support local implementation of the 2012 Edition, please take 3-4 minutes to respond to our ELD Standards Professional Development Interest survey. This will help us tailor our offerings to meet your needs.