Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students in California SDAIE Strategies for Meeting Needs of English Language Learners Carla Piper, Ed. D.
Student Ethnicity California students are so ethnically diverse that no one group is in the majority. Look up the Statistics for your county, district, or school at: http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/ Dataquest - http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/ 2008-2009
English Learner (EL) Students Nearly a quarter of California students (more than one-third in kindergarten and first grade) are learning English as their second language. 2008-2009
Achievement Gap in California http://www.closingtheachievementgap.org/cs/ctag/print/htdocs/home.htm California State Testing Gap by Ethnicity - 2007