Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

English Learner Services supports English learner achievement by providing teachers, counselors, and other school staff opportunities for collaboration, communication, and networking. Resources and professional learning opportunities, including support for the new CA English Language Development standards (2012) and the ELD/ELA Framework (2014), are available to support and sustain leadership development, curriculum and instruction, and achievement for English learner students. Learn more about administrator and district-level services for English learner success. For information regarding the Local Control Accountability Plan, please click on LCAP.

The California English Learner Roadmap provides guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) in order to welcome, understand, and educate the diverse population of students who are English learners attending California public schools. Learn more about the English Learner Roadmap.

NEW! English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systematic Excellence! (EL RISE!) and the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG)

El Rise English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic ExcellenceCalTog, in collaboration with the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and Loyola Marymount University Center for Equity for English Learners (LMU-CEEL), has been awarded a grant from the California Department of Education (CDE) to support statewide implementation of the visionary and comprehensive California EL Roadmap Policy adopted by the State Board of Education in 2017. San Mateo County is proud to announce that we are in partnership with Californian’s Together (CalTog) in the implementation of the EWIG grant.

This partnership, also known as EL RISE! (PDF), is a momentum-building, professional learning and system strengthening effort with the goal of enacting the vision of assets-oriented, student responsive, intellectually rich education that provides meaningful access for all English learners—in a system that is aligned to support teaching, learning and accountability. To learn about the workshop opportunities San Mateo County Office is offering through this grant see below.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. 

Upcoming Professional Offerings


Bilingual and Biliteracy Resources

San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with participating districts, implements a progression of Pathway Awards and gives the Seal of Biliteracy to qualifying high school seniors upon graduation. 

Gracie Estrella Hough

Coordinator, English Learner Support Services

Email: ghough@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5348

Carmen French

Coordinator, English Support Services

Email: cfrench@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5345

Jasmin Matsuura

Administrative Assistant I, Bilingual

Email: jmatsuura@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5307