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.

NEW! English Learning Aligned LCAP Toolkit Workshop: Contra Costa and San Mateo County Office of Education offers an interactive workshop to help LEA teams design an LCAP aligned with the CA English Learner Roadmap. LCAP Writers, District EL Leads, English Learner Administrators, and Site Principals are recommended to attend on January 26 and February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Follow the link to register for each session.

English Learner Roadmap

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)

CalTog, 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.

 The LCAP Toolkit 

The English Learner Roadmap Elementary Teacher Strand

The EL Roadmap Administrators Strand

Integrated and Designated ELD Institute for Secondary Teachers

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 Opportunities

A supportive and welcoming network designed for sharing best practices in engaging and educating our EL students. 

EL RISE! Events At A Glance

The English Learner Roadmap Elementary Teacher Strand
Four sessions: January 28, February 28, March 18, and April 23 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The EL Roadmap Administrators Strand
Four sessions: February 23, March 16, April 15, and May 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Integrated and Designated ELD Institute for Secondary Teachers
Two Sessions: February 23 and March 16, from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. 

One session remaining:  May 4 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

EL RISE COP: March 23 & May 11 from 3:15-4:30 pm

Integrated & Designated ELD: Teacher as Language Coach: May 4 from 2:30-4:30 pm

English Learner Roadmap 101 for Parents & Families: April 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm



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. Learn more about the Pathway Awards and Seal of Biliteracy.

Gracie Hough

Coordinator, English Learner Support Services

Email: ghough@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5348

Erica Ng

Coordinator, English Learner Support Services

Email: eng@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5659

Ellen Arenas

Administrative Assistant I, Curriculum and Instruction (CIS)

Email: earenas@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5332