Federal Programs-ESL Services

Federal Programs-ESL Services

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM SERVICES

As mandated by law, public school students identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) should be placed in instructional programs designed to assist them in becoming proficient in the English language and academic content subject matter. EL students will receive English language instruction from an ESL teacher. The ESL instruction varies according to the level of English language proficiency with the lowest level of English proficiency receiving the most intensive instruction.  The goal of ESL instruction is the development of language proficiency  in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The ESL curriculum is based on the NC WIDA English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for ESL instruction.  The ELP Standards provide a framework for instructing English language learners.

 

Standard 1 – English language learners communicate for Social and Instructional purposes within the school setting

Standard 2 – English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts

Standard 3 – English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Mathematics

Standard 4 – English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science

Standard 5 – English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Social Studies

Rowan Salisbury Schools serves all English Learners based upon the Language Instruction Education Plan.  It is updated by a team of ESL teachers annually.  Click here to review this document.

MONITORING EXITED STUDENTS

As required by federal law, exited students will be monitoring for two years.  The ESL teacher is responsible for giving the classroom teacher access to ELLevation Education where the classroom teacher can view all exited students and complete a bi-annual monitoring form. The classroom teacher will complete this form on exited students at the end of each semester.  Exited students who are experiencing difficulty may be considered for ESL services if language assistance is needed to help the student achieve academically.  The ESL teacher also provide the classroom teacher with Instructional Strategies through ELLevation Education that will assist with the instruction of exited students who are experiencing difficulty. The monitoring forms are housed electronically with the student's record in ELLevation Education.     

STUDENT EDUCATION PLAN

A Student Education Plan (SEP) will be developed for all limited English proficiency students annually until the student is proficient.  The ESL and classroom teacher will jointly develop the SEP.  The plan will identify the student’s instructional modifications, as well as state testing accommodations.  The SEP is maintained electronically in our ELLevation Education database. The ESL and classroom teacher should review and revise the SEP on a regular basis. 

 

EXIT CRITERIA

LEP students must meet the Comprehensive Objective Composite (COC) as set by the state to exit ESL. The COC defines the attainment of English language proficiency by the student reaching an overall composite score of 4.8, with at least a 4.0 on the reading subtest and at least a 4.0 on the writing subtest on the state's annual English proficiency test.

 

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