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English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

Author(s)WestEd and the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University
Publication dateApril 2014
publication pdfELP Standards 4/30/14

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards with correspondences to K-12 English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science Practices, K-12 ELP Standards, and 6-12 Literacy Standards

Building on the ELPD framework, CCSSO has utilized the services of WestEd and the Understanding Language team at Stanford University to develop a new set of ELP Standards which were completed in April 2014. The ELP Standards correspond to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards, highlighting and amplifying the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills using language in the CCSS necessary for ELLs to become successful in schools. The ELP Standards are designed to facilitate the development of English language proficiency essential to students as they increase competence in the disciplinary (i.e., subject-specific) practices associated with English language arts, mathematics, and science.