Title III and ESOL. School Name: . 2013-2014. The Most Frequently-used Acronyms. ESL = English as a Second Language (Studying English as a non-native speaker in a country where English is spoken). ESOL = English to Speakers of Other Languages ELL = English Language Learner
ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Language)
Both ESOL and Title III hold students accountable for progress in, and attainment of, English language proficiency. Upon attainment of English language proficiency, students exit from supplemental language services.
A Home Language Survey MUST given to every student that enrolls at your school and the Home Language Survey is a part of each students file. DO NOT PURGE SHOULD BE ON THE HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY!
If you have DO NOT PURGE on the HLS, you do not have to collect it every year.
Assessments of English language proficiency must be conducted to accomplish two purposes:
1. To determine the student’s level of English proficiency.
2. To make appropriate instructional and program placement decisions.
1. The ESOL teacher will conduct the in-depth Home Language Survey (Appendix E) and the Enrollment Interview (Appendix F).
2. If ELDA scores are not available for the student or there may be a delay in receiving the scores, the ESOL teacher will administer a standardized language screener/assessment (LAS). The LAS assesses each student’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and abilities to determine placement and services.
The ESOL teacher will review each student’s annual English proficiency test (ELDA) scores and report card and state assessment data at the beginning of each school year to determine placement and services for returning students.
Note:ESOL teachers must assess students’ English language proficiency within 30 days of enrollment at the beginning of the year and within ten days after the beginning of the year.
Note: Parents do not have a right to refuse a screener and/or ELDA. These tests are required for compliance with the basic requirements under federal Law. Once the student is assessed with ELDA they are assessed with ELDA until he/she meets exit criteria-guidance (01/2013)
To screen from grades 2-12 (Online) : https://oas.ctb.com/TestSessionInfoWeb/login.jspDistrict is responsible. Assigns only one user per school.
To test students from K-1(paper and pencil): School is responsiblehttp://www.ctb.com/ctb.com/control/childNodesViewAction?categoryId=252&p=store&adjBrd=Y(Product code: C6545000)
What is Pre Las?
It is a State approved screener to access potential English language learners based on the home language surveys.
When do we use Pre Las?
Based on identification of a potential ELL through the Home Language Survey, new ELLs must be tested within thirty days of enrollment at the beginning of the school year, and within two weeks thereafter within the school year. The school will review school records to see if the child has ELDA scores from his/her previous schools. If these scores cannot be obtained, a language assessment will be conducted within 10 school days to determine language dominance and proficiency.
One way to help ensure that students are placed properly is to convene a student support team or ELL Committee. The ELL Committee is a school committee responsible for guiding and monitoring the placement, services, and assessment of students who are ELLs. The ELL Committee may be comprised of content area or general classroom teachers of ELLs, assessment specialists, school administrators, guidance counselors, ESOL staff, and members-at-large (e.g., school leaders, parents, student support personnel, community representatives, speech language therapists, and school psychologists). A school may choose to use an existing school based student support committee as the ELL Committee.
High School Placement for ELL’s
The school should Address Four Guiding Questions:
Notification of identification for and placement in language instruction educational programs. AND
Notification of LEA failure to meet Title III annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAO’s) if applicable
Progress monitoring may include:
Students who re-enter the program based on poor academic performance or a reading score on a state assessment that does not meet the standard are required to receive ESOL services. Any students who have re-entered will not be classified as “Exited” until they have again met state requirements for English language proficiency in accordance with the SCAW.
1. Instructional Programs
2. Professional Development
3. Parental Notification and Outreach
4. Fiduciary Responsibility
5. Records and Maintenance