Translation Services

Academia Publishing, a leader in SARC preparation and consulting, also offers affordable translation services for all education documents. Translation requirements apply beyond the School Accountability Report Card. Both Ed Code 48985 and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 require that all information and materials be provided to parents of English learners in a language they understand. Assembly Bill 680 requires that the California Department of Education to notify districts, by August of each year, of the schools within the district where the languages other than English are spoken by 15% or more of the student body and for which translations of parental notifications are needed. DID YOU KNOW? Calculations for the "15% and above" requirement is done by adding the English learner (EL) AND the fluent-English proficient (FEP) students for each language and dividing the sum by the total enrollment for the school. Both the EL and the FEP populations are used because while students may acquire English language skills and proficiency, parents may not.

Some Facts:

  • California is the most linguistically and ethnically diverse state in the nation, and the number of English learners in California public schools is greater than ever.
  • As of 2004 nearly 1.6 million students in California public schools (25%) have been identified as having limited English language skills.
  • Approximately 41% of students speak a language other than English at home.
  • Approximately 86% of English learners speak Spanish as their primary language.

Examples of Parental Notification Documents Requiring Translation:

  • School Accountability Report Cards
  • Parent/Student Handbooks
  • Newsletters
  • IEP Plans
  • School Improvement Plans
  • Notification Letters
  • Many More

Costs:

School Accountability Report Card Spanish translations are only $450 per school site. Additional languages are also available, please call for a quote. Translations of other education documents start at just 15 cents a word.

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