Alternative Language Program
(K-12) ELD Model
Federal Law (Title VI) and the State of New Mexico mandate that students identified as English Learners (EL) receive English Language Development (ELD) until proficiency is attained. The NMPED has a list of approved ELD models: a) ELD block and sheltered instruction in content areas (elementary grades only) and Integrated ELD-ELA course and sheltered instruction in content areas (secondary only). GISD reviewed the structures and available supports for each model, looked at its present curriculum needs, and chose the ELD Model to meet the needs of EL students not in the bilingual Alternative Language Program (ALP).
This model is for all EL students classified as ED, EO, and BPT. Students will receive alternative language services to attain (Advanced) proficiency level in English; otherwise known as Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) on the New Mexico English Language Proficiency Assessment (ACCESS).
The ELD model goals are: