Specific Exception Information

English Learner (EL) Exceptions

The following chart is intended to help you determine which English learner exceptions can be authorized.  

X= document authorizes the English learner service listed

Document

Integrated ELD

Designated ELD

Designated ELD AND Integrated ELD

Departmentalized ELD
(CALPADS Course 9104)

Bilingual Instruction

Full English Learner Authorization (or CLAD Emphasis)

ELA1

X

X

X

X

 

Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist Credential with revised ELA2

ELAM, ELAS, or ELAE

X

X

X

  

CLAD Certificate

SA12

X

X

X

X

 

Bilingual Authorization

BA**

X

X

X

X

X2

Single Subject Teaching Credential in World Language: ELD content area

WLEL,WLEX

X

X

X

X

 

Supplementary Authorization in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Introductory ESL

RIB (IESL subject)

X

X

X

X

 

District Intern Credential with revised ELA

ELA3

X

X

X

  

Clear Designated Subjects Career Technical Education

S17C

X

    

Emergency CLAD Permit

ELA1

X

X

X

X

 

Emergency Bilingual Authorization Permit

BA**

X

X

X

X

X2

Provisional Internship Permit/Short-Term Staff Permit with revised ELA

ELAM, ELAS, or ELAE

X

X

X

  

Provisional Internship Permit/Short-Term Staff Permit with Bilingual Auth Authorization

BA**

X

X

X

X

X2

Certificate of Completion of Staff Development

S17A

X

    

Certificate of Completion of Staff Development

S17S

 

X

   

Certificate of Completion of Staff Development

S17D

X

X

X

  

Certificate of Completion of Staff Development

Various older documents

X1

X1

X1

  

1. Authorizations may vary based on authorization code or certificate- review educator when monitoring to see if designated ELD is covered.
2. Bilingual authorization will be checked against language of delivery. If languages do not match, an exception will generate.

Definitions:

  • ELD: Instruction for English language development
  • Integrated ELD: Instruction in which the state-adopted ELD standards are used in tandem with the state-adopted academic content standards. Integrated ELD includes specifically designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE).
  • Designated ELD: Instruction provided during a time during the regular school day for focused instruction on the state-adopted ELD standards to assist English learners to develop critical English language skills necessary for academic content learning in English. (ELD within course and content area.)
  • Departmentalized ELD: English Language Development- offered in a standalone departmentalized classroom
  • Bilingual Instruction: Instruction for primary language development and content instruction delivered in the primary language

The English Learner services the educator provides should be reported in CALPADS.  If an exception occurs because the EL service code was reported incorrectly, you may determine the exception as a CALPADS Error and note how the assignment should have been reported in the comments.  

You can find more information on how EL exceptions are generated in the Exception Type section in this resource.  

Exceptions Staffed by SUPP/SMA Holders

Educators that hold Supplementary or Subject Matter Authorizations and are assigned to courses in grade 9 will be processed as exceptions.  You may determine them as Appropriate Assignments.

Additionally, CalSAAS produces an exception if an authorization is not able to serve in the Curriculum Level reported for the assignment. For example, a Supplementary authorization does not authorize the instruction of 10th grade curriculum. If there is a mismatch between the curriculum level reported and the authorization, an exception will be produced and an entry in the History window will specify that the exception was a “Grade Level Exception”.

Course Codes Automatically Producing Exceptions

We are processing the following courses as exceptions because they either have ambiguous content or the Monitoring authority should take extra care to confirm the content is correct:

  • 9113 - International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) Language Acquisition
  • 9141 - International Baccalaureate (IB) Language A: Language and Literature (non-English)
  • 9142 - International Baccalaureate (IB) Language A: Literature (non-English)
  • 9143 - International Baccalaureate (IB) Language B
  • 9222 – STEM-NA
  • 9235 - International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) Interdisciplinary Learning
  • 9236 - Elementary or Middle School Career Pathway Preparation
  • 9373 - Leadership/Military Science

No Name on Exception

Exceptions with blank names occur when the SEID entered during CALPADS reporting does not exist in the Commission’s records. These can be determined as CALPADS Errors if you determine the educator in assigned has the appropriate authorization.  

Courses authorized by Title 5 §80005(b)

The following CALPADS Course Codes are coded in CalSAAS to check against the requirements of the Local Assignment Option Title 5 §80005(b). This requires the educator hold a teaching credential based on a bachelor’s degree and student teaching. Therefore, an Intern, Waiver, Provisional Internship Permit (PIP), or Short-Term Staff Permit (STSP) holder assigned to one of these courses will produce an exception in CalSAAS.

  • 9210: Academic Decathlon
  • 9211: AVID Advancement via Individual Determination
  • 9212: Community Service
  • 9216: Teacher Preparation/Student Assistant*
  • 9217: Homeroom, Study Hall*
  • 9218: Skills Center/Study Skills/College Readiness
  • 9219: Student Government
  • 9220: Life Skills
  • 9221: Peer Counseling/Conflict Management
  • 9229: Social-Emotional Learning
  • 9230: Response to Intervention (RTI)/Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • 9237: Supervised Suspension Classroom
  • 9370: Safety Education
  • 9500: Exploratory Work Experience Education (EWEE)
  • 9501: General Work Experience Education (GWEE)
  • Any course reported in a Language of Instruction or World Language that the Commission does not offer an authorization for

*If no curriculum, instruction, assignments, exams, and/or elective credit are associated with this course, then it does not require a fully credentialed teacher. Intern, Waiver, Provisional Internship Permit (PIP), Short-Term Staff Permit (STSP), or Career Technical Education (CTE) credential holders may be assigned. The Appropriate Assignment Determination can be selected in this scenario.  

9228 Non-Core Academic Elective

Because the content of this course varies, it has been coded in CalSAAS to the statutory Single Subject areas. If an exception is produced for this course, the LEA and monitoring authority must review the course content, and determine the appropriateness of the assignment. If the content of the course does not fall in one or more of the statutory subject areas, then the Local Assignment Option: T5 §80005(b) may be an appropriate Determination. Refer to the Wheel Elective Courses webpage for more information.
Updated August 01, 2022