Structured English Immersion (SEI) Models
IN 2019, THE ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WAS CHARGED WITH DEVELOPING AND ADOPTING RESEARCH-BASED MODELS OF STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION (SEI) PROGRAMS TO BE USED IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS IN ARIZONA. ARIZONA REVISED STATUTE (A.R.S.) §15-756.01 REQUIRES THAT THE SEI MODELS INCLUDE A MINIMUM OF 120 MINUTES PER DAY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) FOR GRADES K- 5, AND A MINIMUM OF 100 MINUTES PER DAY OF ELD FOR GRADES 6-12. APPROVED MODELS ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Provide coherent instruction aligned with Arizona's English Language Proficiency Standards and Performance Indicators.
- Include oral and written language instruction, including structured opportunities to develop verbal and written skills and comprehension strategies.
- Include access to complex language content through grade-level texts and materials with appropriate supports.
- Include parental engagement strategies.
Arizona’s underlying beliefs about how language, literacy, and learning development, and how instruction in these areas should be enacted for all English learners.
Arizona’s Language Development Approach - December 2019
Under SB1014, LEAs must implement one of the four state-approved SEI models.
APPROVED SEI MODELS
SEI Program Model Implementation Guide *In the process of being updated. *
SEI Models Overview Presentation
SEI Models Overview Note Catcher
SEI Overview for Classroom Teachers Presentation
SEI Overview for Classroom Teachers Virtual Training Note-catcher
Integrated Instruction in Disciplinary Language and Content
Targeted and Explicit Language Instruction
Implementation of English Learner Services - Infographic: Arizona English Learner Determination and Services
Alt Model Submission Overview - December 2019
Research-Based SEI Model Proposal Guidance – December 2019
Research-Based SEI Model Evaluation – December 2019
Alternate Program Model Proposal Guidance – December 2021
Alternate Program Model Evaluation Rubric – December 2019
ELD Instructional Strategies
Language Development Strategies in Math
Language Development Strategies in Science
Language Development Strategies in Social Studies
Bilingual Waiver 1 Guidance Update - August 2018
Characteristics of Good English Skills as Required for Bilingual Waiver 1
Oral Evaluation for Bilingual Waiver 1 Application_v1