Have you heard? The 2012 amplification of the English language development standards is now available. I downloaded a copy for myself and took some time to compare and contrast the 2007 edition and the new 2012 amplification of the ELD Standards. But first things first, find some small sticky notes or tabs and flag the following pages. These are the ones you’ll be referencing the most as you begin to use this document.
· p. 7 – Features of academic language
· p. 8-9 – Performance definitions
· p 15 – Guiding questions for the components of the ELD strands
· p. 16 – Blank template for drafting standards of MPIs
· p. 18- Two integrated strands (K-5 and 6-12)
· p. 22 - Eleven expanded strands (K-8, 9/10, 11/12)
· p. 45 - Strands by grade level (K-8, 9/10, 11/12)
· p. 112 – Glossary of terms
Now, I suggest opening up your 2007 edition of the ELP Standards to page 28. Then open up your 2012 amplification of the ELD Standards to page 76. If you are a new member of the Consortium (Hi, CNMI and Massachusetts!) don’t worry - just pull out the 2012 book.
Here are the similarities....
On the top of the page:
The standards- the five standards have stayed exactly the same:
1. Social and Instructional Language
2. Language of Language Arts
3. Language of Math
4. Language of Science
5. Language of Social Studies
The example topic – this is exactly what it sounds like. It is the example topic used for that strand of MPIs. In the 2007 edition, the example topic is listed on the left side of the page next to the language domain. In the 2012 amplification of the standards , the example topic is in the top right corner of the page.
In the middle of the page:
The strands of MPIs (Model Performance Indicators) – this is the official name for the row of little boxes going across the page. They are a series of language progressions, and they are a feature common to both editions of the standards.
The three components of each MPI - inside each MPI box, there are still three components. They are: the language function, content stem and instructional support. For more on how to identify the three components, click here.
Instructional supports – you can find these inside each MPI from Level 1- Entering all the way up through Level 4- Expanding.
In my next post, I’ll tell you about what has changed and the new features in the 2012 amplification.
Written by: Tammy King