English Learner Services
Aiming High Resource Briefs
Aiming High is a Sonoma County initiative to close the achievement gap for English learners. Published from 2005 to 2010, the Briefs were a series of publications developed by the EL Services staff to highlight strategies for improving instruction for English learners and provide resources for implementation and further study. Past issues focused on monitoring language proficiency, parent communication, stalled English learners, language objectives, and structures for ELD instruction. An archive of the publications are available online. If you would like to access these publications, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data on EL Enrollment & Achievement
To access district and school-level data regarding English Learners, please visit:
California School Dashboard
California Model Five-by-Five Placement Reports & Data
Migrant Education | Link
Migrant Education is a federally funded program designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to eligible migrant students. A child (ages 3-21) is considered “migrant” if the parent or guardian is a migratory worker in the agricultural, dairy, lumber (except lumber mills), or fishing industries and whose family has moved during the past three years. A “qualifying” move can range from moving across school district boundaries or from one state to another for the purpose of finding temporary or seasonal employment.
Region 2 Migrant Education, which includes Sonoma County, is administered though the Butte County Office of Education. The regional website details the identification and recruitment of migrant students as well as instructional programs and other services provided to qualified children and their families.