The EL poplulation is very small at Ponderosa Elementary. To meet the needs of each student they are placed with a teacher who is trained in using Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English. At the beginning of each year. The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) is administered to pupils (grades K-12) whose Home Language Survey indicates a language other than English to determine if an English Language Learner Plan (ELLP) is appropriate. It measures listening and speaking for grades K-1, and listening/speaking, reading, and writing for grades 2-12. The results are used to determine the pupil's level of English fluency (Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate, Early Advanced, or Advanced).