Resources for Parents
The following resource from the United States Department of Education is helpful in defining certain acronyms that you may see on documents. Please click HERE for the list.
This is also a list of acronyms from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Please click HERE for the document.
The following website, Colorin Colorado, is a great bilingual resource for educators and families of English Learners. Please click HERE for more information.
Click the following link if you would like more information on how you can communicate with school staff in your home langauge. Talking Points is a free website that can help you connect with teachers and be informed on what is happening at your child's school. Please click HERE for more information.
We have compiled a list of websites for families to use at home. Please click HERE for the document.
Families have also asked how students exit from the ELD program or how they can be opted-out of the program at Central Dauphin. Please click the PDE Educating English Learners page on the right then click the link in the content. Once you are on PDE's website, click the link on the right that says Reclassification, Monitoring, and Redesignation of ELs or Parent Right to Refuse the LIEP.
There are also many links on the WIDA website to help parents make sense of the WIDA score reports that come home. Please click HERE for an explanation of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 score reports. The parent letters on this website are also translated in many different languages.
The following website is directly from PDE and it shows the score sheets of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). These score sheets are a guide to show you how to interpret your child's PSSA scores and they come in a variety of languages. Please click HERE for more information.