English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) » Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do ELD, LEP, and FEP stand for?

ELD stands for English Language Development, LEP stands for Limited English Proficient, and FEP stands for Fluent English Proficient. All ELD students are also Limited English Proficient (LEP) until they reclassify. After reclassification, the student is considered Fluent English Proficient (FEP).

2. What programs for English Learners are offered at Suzanne Middle School?
Currently, Suzanne offers English Language Development classes (ELD) to beginning, intermediate, and early advanced level students. 

Bilingual aides are available to assist English learners in core classes.

3. How is my son/daughter placed in an ELD class?

Placement in an ELD class is based on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), a writing sample, and teacher recommendation.

4. What is the ELPAC?

The ELPAC stands for English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. All Limited English Proficient (LEP) students are required to take this test during the Spring Semester. The ELPAC results are as follows:

4      =     Well developed English skills

3      =     Moderately developed English skills  

2      =     Somewhat developed English skills
1     =     Beginning stage of developing English skills      

5. What can I do at home?
  • Check your child's homework. 
  • Encourage your child to tell you what he/she did in school that day.
  • Encourage English speaking activities (friends, TV, books, etc.).
6. Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Ms. Soto is happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Email: msoto@wvusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 909-594-1730