•                                                                                                ESOL Program Overview

    English to Speakers of Other Languages program provides English Language Learners (ELLs) with English language instruction, content-based instruction and supports diverse learners in becoming fully proficient in the English language. The program guides ELL's in meeting the same academic demands and standards that other students must meet.

                                                                                Placement Assessment, and Exit criteria

        

    Students who are eligible for the ESOL program are assigned English language proficiency levels 1-5, based on results of the WIDA screener. ELL students are exited from the program when they reach level 5 on the ACCESS test.

     

                                                                                               Instructional Program

    The ESOL program is designed to assist ELL's in meeting state standards. The curriculum follows grade-level standards of learning and WIDA standards.

     

                                                               WIDA Standards

    Standard 1. English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes.

    Standard 2. English language learners communicate for academic success in the content area of language arts

    Standard 3. English language learners communicate for academic success in the content area of math

    Standard 4. English language learners communicate for academic success in the content area of science

    Standard 5. English language learners communicate for academic success in the content area of social studies