• EL Classification

    The status of an EL student can be determined by the following classifications:

    Category 1: Direct Services Level I (Content Based ESL Class)

    Students in this category may have proficiency levels 1-3 in Reading/Writing and may be struggling academically. They may have less than two years in a US school. They may receive accommodations if eligible:  extended time, separate room, read aloud, multiple test sessions, student reads aloud to self and English/native language dictionary or translator. They must be tested annually with WIDA ACCESS until an overall composite score of 4.8, a reading score of 4.0, and a writing score of 4.0 on the WIDA ACCESS are obtained. 

    Category 2: Direct Services Level II (Sheltered Instruction/Co-Teaching)

    Students in this category may be proficiency levels 3-4 in Reading/Writing.  They may have more than two years in a US school. Students may not be meeting high school graduation requirements, or they may be struggling academically. They may receive accommodations if eligible:  extended time, separate room, read aloud, multiple test sessions, student reads aloud to self and English/native language dictionary or translator.  They must be tested annually with WIDA ACCESS until an overall composite score of 4.8, a reading score of 4.0, and a writing score of 4.0 on the WIDA ACCESS are obtained.

    Category 3: Direct Services Level III (In Class Tutoring/Advising)

    Students in this category may be proficiency level 5 in Reading/Writing.  Students may be meeting some or most high school graduation requirements, and/or succeeding academically in most subject areas. EL teachers and content teachers will collaborate on appropriate curriculum and instruction to meet language and academic needs of students.  They may receive accommodations if eligible:  extended time, separate room, read aloud, multiple test sessions, student reads aloud to self and English/native language dictionary or translator.  They must be tested annually with WIDA ACCESS until an overall composite score of 4.8, a reading score of 4.0, and a writing score of 4.0 on the WIDA ACCESS are obtained.

     

    Exited  

    A student can only be exited from the program if he/she has an overall composite score of 4.8, a reading score of 4.0, and a writing score of 4.0 on the WIDA ACCESS annual test.  The student no longer receives EL services and is exited fully into the regular curriculum.  The student does not receive any accommodations on state-wide assessments. The EL teacher will track and monitor academic content performance of the student for two years after he/she exits from the EL program.