English Learners

English Learners Overview

MUSD is committed to supporting all students on their journey to proficiency in literacy, math, and college and career readiness.  Our English learner program aligns with the English Learner Roadmap provided by the CDE.  Their guide assists districts in implementing the CA state standards, curriculum, instruction programs, and assessments with our English learner students.

The roadmap explicitly focuses on English learners in the context of the state’s efforts to improve the educational system, the quality of teaching and learning, and educational outcomes. It centers on standards, curriculum frameworks, assessment, accountability/school improvement, educator quality, early childhood/preschool, social and family support services, parent/community involvement, and higher education. Its purpose is to promote local capacity-building and continuous improvement in each of these areas and their interrelationship, based on evidence of effectiveness from local experience as well as the most current rigorous research evidence that speaks to the strengths and needs of the diverse population of English learners.

The four principles within the EL Roadmap are:

  • Principle One: Assets-Oriented and Needs-Responsive School

  • Principle Two: Intellectual Quality of Instruction and Meaningful Access

  • Principle Three: System Conditions that Support Effectiveness

  • Principle Four: Alignment and Articulation Within and Across Systems


EL Master Plan 2022-23

This Master Plan for English Learners was developed to implement programs that will assist English Learners in becoming proficient in English and adhere to state guidelines.

Lexile Criteria

The Lexile system and Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) assess a student's reading ability. This chart shows the conversion between grade levels, Lexile ranges, and DRA.