ELD stands for English Language Development. These classes are designed to help students become proficient in academic English.
It is one thing to speak and understand English, it is another undertaking to obtain academic English proficiency. This can take 4-7 years, and is necessary in order to reclassify, or exit out of the ELD program. If you are in ELD don't be discouraged with the process, instead, listen to your teachers and enjoy the process! (Your teachers are awesome!)
In order to reclassify ELD students must:
1) Pass the ELPAC
2) Read at a passing Scaled Score Lexile
3) Receive ELA and/or ELD teacher recommendations
4) Receive parent approval to exit the ELD program