English Language Development (ELD) efficacy

The purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness of the newly-implemented, grammar based English Language Development program by Briggs School District. The effectiveness will be evaluated by examining student performance on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), proficiency on a Language Arts report card standard (as shown through a score of a "3") and proficiency on the Language Arts subtest on the California Standards Test (C S T) through a score that reaches the "Proficient" or "Advanced" levels. Parent and student input on the program will also be studied through an opinion questionnaire.