Lisanne Kaplan, Coordinator
- Katherine Dykes
English Learner (EL) Students
When a student is registered for school, parents complete a three question Home Language Survey regarding the language(s) the student acquired first, the language(s) the student most often speaks, and the language(s) spoken in the home. If the parent indicates any language other than or in addition to English, the child will be assessed in speaking, listening, reading, and writing by EL staff to determine if the student requires English Learner (EL) services.
The English Learner Coordinator will notify parents of the results of this assessment and request permission for the student to receive EL services. EL services may include direct instruction from EL staff, push-in support in the classroom, consultation with the classroom teacher, and accommodations for standardized assessment. Students participating in the EL Program are assessed annually to measure progress in English language acquisition and determine continued eligibility for services.
Our goal in the EL program is to ensure students achieve English language proficiency through research-based programs and content-area instruction modified for access at all levels of English proficiency, while valuing and being mindful of each student’s language and cultural background.