ELL SERVICES

Levels of Services: Grades K – 4

Students who live in the Washington attendance area attend Washington School. Students who live in the Milliken Park area attend Milliken Park. Students who live in other attendance areas attend Linden School. The level of services is based upon language and academic needs of the student.

Pullout: Pullout means that students who are ELL go to the ELL teacher’s room for services. Students who are pulled out generally have limited oral and literacy skills, and services will address all modalities of English-listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students who score at the ‘emerging’ level on the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)21 will receive pullout services for at least part of their day. Students who score at the ‘progressing’ level on the ELPA21 may receive pullout services based on how they are able to function in the regular classroom. The ELL teacher and the classroom teacher will work together to make this determination.

Inclusion: Inclusion means that students who are ELL remain in their classroom all day and are not pulled out for any ELL services. The ELL teacher may work in the classroom with the classroom teacher or the ELL teacher may offer suggestions for the classroom teacher to implement to help the ELL student. Students who receive this type of service have scored ‘progressing’ on the ELPA21. How services are provided at this level is determined by the classroom teacher and the ELL teacher. Students who receive inclusion services are still eligible to receive accommodations on district and state tests and will continue to take the ELPA21 until they are ‘proficient’.

Monitor: Students who have scored as ‘proficient’ on the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) 21 are exited from the ELL program and do not receive direct services from the ELL teacher. Their progress in the regular classroom will be monitored for four academic school years. Students may still need additional support in the classroom.

Levels of Services: Grades 5-8

Newcomer: Newcomer students are Non-English Speaking (NES) and receive intensive English services that focus on oral language and literacy development as well as receiving additional assistance in their content classes. Newcomer students spend a minimum of 9-16% of their day receiving direct ELL instruction. Students receive appropriate daily instruction for Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, Art and Technology classes with their general education peers, accommodations and modifications are provided as needed. Paraprofessional support is also provided in most content classes.

Intermediate: Intermediate students are still Limited English Proficient (LEP), but are more fluent in their English abilities. Often these students are Fluent English Speaking (FES), but still qualify for services based on their reading and writing abilities. Intermediate ELL students receive services either through inclusion/co-teaching or pull-out instruction with the ELL teacher. Students receive appropriate daily instruction for Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, Art and Technology classes with their general education peers, accommodations and modifications are provided as needed. Paraprofessional support is also provided in some content classes.

Advanced: Intermediate students are still Limited English Proficient (LEP), but are more fluent in their English abilities. Often these students are Fluent English Proficient (FEP), but still qualify for services based on their reading and writing abilities. Advanced ELL students receive services either through inclusion/co-teaching or pull-out instruction with the ELL teacher. Students receive appropriate daily instruction for Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, Art and Technology classes with their general education peers, accommodations and modifications are provided as needed. Paraprofessional support may also provided in some content classes.

Monitor: Monitor students have tested that they are English Proficient in all areas: oral, reading, listening, and writing and therefore receive 100% direct instruction through the general education classroom. They do not receive direct ELL services, but their progress in the regular classroom continues to be monitored for four academic school years. Students may still need additional support.

Levels of Services: Grades 9-12

Newcomer: Newcomer students who are considered Non-English Speaking (NES) receive intensive English services as well as content area help. Newcomers spend two 90 minute blocks receiving ELL instruction. One block addresses modalities of English, listening, reading, and writing. The other block focuses on ELL prep classes (English/Grammar, Math, Social Studies, and Science). In addition to two blocks of ELL, newcomers will attend two general education courses with their peers. These classes consist of Algebra, Concepts in Math, PE, Personal Fitness, Art, World Languages, and US History with accommodations and modifications by the classroom and ELL teachers.

Beginner: Beginner students have recently moved from NES to Limited English Speaking (LES); thus their English is still quite limited. Beginners spend two 90 minute blocks receiving ELL instruction. One block addresses modalities of English, listening, reading, and writing. The other block focuses on ELL prep classes (English/Grammar, Math, Social Studies, and Science). In addition to two blocks of ELL, newcomers will attend two general education courses with their peers. These classes consist of Algebra, Concepts in Math, PE, Personal Fitness, Art, World Languages, and US History with accommodations and modifications by the classroom and ELL teachers.

Intermediate: Intermediate students are still LES, but are more fluent in their English abilities. Intermediate students spend 90 minutes receiving ELL instruction and tutoring in their general education classes. In addition, they also spend one semester receiving an additional 90 minutes of ELL class addressing modalities of English, listening, reading, and writing. They are served in the regular classroom, with accommodations and modifications.

Advanced: Advanced students are still LES, but are more fluent in their English abilities. Often these students are Fluent English Speaking (FES) but still qualify for services based on their reading and writing abilities. ELL services will focus on these needs. Advanced students spend 90 minutes receiving ELL instruction and tutoring in their general education classes. They are served in the regular classroom, with accommodations and modifications.

Transition: Transition students have not tested at the Fluent English Proficient (FEP) level; they may still need some support in the content area. They are served in the general education classroom, with accommodations and modifications, if needed.They also receive tutoring as needed from the ELL teacher.

Monitor: Monitor students have tested that they are English Proficient in all areas: oral, listening, reading, and writing. They will not receive direct ELL services, but their progress in the regular classroom will continue to be monitored for four academic school years.

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